Three panel midi kaftan in white and red stripe with multi coloured design
Kaftan No.130 is a ’special edition’ as it takes two months to make. A true collectors item, the process is expalined here in deatil by artisan Yuridia who created the piece. “Only very skilled artisans are able to weave this kaftan. The necklines represent the spine of a snake that appears after the rain. The sacred snake represents the rainbow therefore the spine is a rainbow forming the shoulders of the kaftan. No.130 is made with finer thread then other kaftans, so the artisans need to weave with more strength to give the kaftan the thick structure and durability. Each weaver measures out the number of warp threads needed. In this fine striped kaftan the lines they need to count from two to two the threads to make the finest lines; they intercalculate the white and the purple thread until they make 295 pairs of threads. Typically a regular kaftan has the lines 8 threads wide. The motifs are placed in the neckline of the kaftan with no space between them, therefore just very dedicated weavers are able to weave kaftan No.130”. Just a handful of these pieces are available.