This curiously charming limited edition piece is A Perfect Nomad's first design from its partnership with The Highland Support Project in Guatemala. This is a non-profit organisation supporting indigenous communities and preserving their heritage and ancient crafts. Designed to be worn over bare skin or swimwear, barefoot on the beach or to a party with heels. This not only feels lovely to wear but also feels great from a positive, eco-friendly fashion point of view.
The Creation Kaftan in stripe by A Perfect Nomad is a statement making design inspired by the Mayan culture, made using only natural raw elements. The terracotta and ecru striped kaftan features: a gentle V-neck to the front, a wide classic shape with elbow length sleeves and heavy hand-tassled details in a contrasting yellow ochre to the front and back. The thread for this piece has been woven on a traditional foot loom - an ancient art and process that involves the artist Don Rudy taking four days to weave every single kaftan. The fabric was naturally dyed using a mix of botanical plants to create its rich earthy hue. One of the main ingredients in the dye is the bark of the plantain tree. Handwash only. Made by artisans using time-honoured crafts and techniques in Guatemala.