belem caftan in indigo glass

$ 280.00


the easiest to throw on caftan-slash-dress for daytime errands or a beach picnic. this lightweight cotton coverup is made of a special indigo fabric and has a flattering v neck and pleated detail at the sleeve.

hand block printed by a family of master printers in bagru, india using natural indigo dye and "dabu" mud printing method, this is a special fabric made with natural dye. mud is stamped to form the pattern and sawdust is applied to create a barrier before the fabric is dipped into a 12' deep indigo vat. once washed and dried in the sun, the indigo and imperfect print appear. the color of the blue varies a bit piece to piece, which is all part of the beauty. 

the unique and imperfect beauty of this dye and printing method comes with special qualities. therefore, careful care is essential to maintain the color and minimize dye transfer. skin transfer is unlikely but possible, and be mindful of transfer to lighter fabrics that might rub against the fabric. fading is normal and adds to the story; this fabric will fade in the sun and over time.

100% cotton voile. lined. pullover styling.

care: hand wash separately in cold water using pH neutral gentle soap (this is important!), avoid bleach, air dry away from sunlight. bleeding can occur. you can use a warm iron to smooth out any wrinkles. dry cleaning is also an option.

*note shade of blue varies slightly from piece to piece*

katherine wears a small. length from size small: 49". fits true to size. refer to our size chart for fit guidance, or shoot us a note.

made in india.