Pippa Holt’s kaftans are hand crafted by artisans using traditional methods and take one month to make. No.97 is a limited edition kaftan whereby only a small number are made each year. The green, naturally dyed cotton thread is rare and difficult to make. Combined with a purple design this simple yet statement making kaftan makes an elegant choice for the city or beach.
· Green cotton
· 100% cotton
· Dry clean or delicate machine wash.
· Slips on
A kaftan takes one month to make and, due to the way they are hand-crafted, no two 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 located in a remote village in Mexico. The colours of the threads are dyed from natural processes using vegetables and flowers. Holt has collaborated with Felipa, a head weaver who has over 50 years of experience. Along with her daughter, Angelica and a group of artisans, they create one off pieces following age-old traditions. Together they have produced a colourful collection for the beach and the city. Holt first started wearing the kaftans when she was living in Houston. Nothing prepared her for the searing Texan heat and she ended up wearing them every day. "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."
- Comfortably fits those who are between a size Xsmall-Xlarge. This item's measurements are: Approximatley 60cms wide x 115cms long * Each kaftan is woven by hand on a backstrap loom and is unique, therefore measurements can vary slightly vary.