Single panel midi kaftan in dark pink and white stripe with burgundy design
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Pippa Holt's artisanal coverups look just as chic in the city as they do on vacation. With its bold, woven motifs in dark pink and magenta, No.71 an up-lifting kaftan to wear. New for Spring/Summer 2018 it has a fresh appeal and works well styled with gold accessories.+
"I love the authenticity of these kaftans and how comfortable they are to wear. I call them my "holiday Heroes: they pack small, work day and night on a beach, in a city, with or without a belt. They are incredibly versatile." It was while living in Texas that Pippa Holt first came across these kaftans when holidaying in Mexico. They were light, practical and yet stylish, reminiscent of far-flung climes and the local craft you find in markets.” Their colours and designs which were bold and original gave her so much pleasure. She teamed them with fashion accessories to create a very idiosyncratic look: they weren’t strictly fashion but I made them look fashionable in the way I wore them.”And so began a collaboration with this remote community of weavers. Felippa, the head weaver has been weaving for 50 years along with her daughter, Angelica a senior weaver. It takes one month to make a Pippa Holt kaftan and four to five days to sew the panels. Due to the way they are hand-crafted, no two kaftans are the same. Naturally dyed cotton thread is woven into cloth using a backstrap loom, an ancient weaving technique that has been used by generations in this community. The colours of the threads are dyed from natural processes using vegetables and flowers.
- Dark pink and white cotton
- 100% cotton
- Dry clean or delicate machine wash
- Slips on
Comfortably fits those who are between a size Xsmall-Xlarge.
TThis item's measurements are: Approximately 60cms wide x 115cms long
* Each kaftan woven by hand on a backstrap loom and is unique, therefore measurements can vary slightly.