Indigo Cabo Kaftan
Our Limited Edition Indigo Cabo Kaftan is made from repurposed Corte woven fabric (Cortes are the skirts Maya women wear). Cortes are made with a footloom and each is about -4.5 yards long. Each design is typical of their region, each yard takes 5-6 hours to weave.
After their Cortes have been used, sometimes for 4-5 years, and they have woven a new one, Maya women sell their Corte at the local artisan markets to be purchased and repurposed into tablecloths, curtains, or put to any other good use. Each Corte is loomed using cotton thread that has been prepared with intricate Ikat designs using century old techniques that cannot be duplicated by machines.
Reasons to Love our Indigo Cabo Kaftan
- Made from vintage corte fabric.
- Artisan loomed woven fabric.
- Dyed with natural indigo.
- Ikat motif unique to each family.
- Each dress is one-of-a-kind.
- Wood buttons.
- Timeless classic design.
- Easy care.
Spray soiled areas with a spot remover. Machine cold wash. Delicate cycle. Line dry, may use wrinkle release dry cycle. Remove promptly. Hot iron.
How we make them
Hand weaving is the most carbon-neutral way of producing fashion materials, and our foot-loomed cotton is ideal for the minimalist in all of us. Weaved in the highlands of Guatemala by Maya master weavers who use century old techniques that cannot be duplicated by machines. Guatemala is the motherland of foot-loomed textiles. For centuries, the beautiful hands of women, AND men, have used the back-strap and foot-loom as their writing instruments to record their history, their dreams, and love of their country. Our natural cotton is everything you want for you and your family, soft, natural, and chemical free.
Handmade by Artisans
Artisanal products differ from fast fashion products in that they are made in a traditional or non-mechanized way. Artisanal products are hand-crafted by skilled cobblers in small quantities with high quality and design in mind; using techniques that cannot be replicated by machines!
Power in Your Purchase
Thank you for helping us make our world a better place. Your purchase helps us to employ skilled artisans who in turn are able to earn an income to provide for their families!