Step back in time this summer and enjoy the cool comfort and freedom of a kaftan. The kaftan is instantly recognisable by its simple long shape, Open neckline and loose sleeves.
Originating in the Ottoman territories in Persia possibly c.600BC, this style has roots in Turkey, Morroco and the Middle East. Hence the gorgeous embroidery and embellishment typically found on each garment. It was embraced with bohemian spirit during the 60s & 70s. Worn by well known personalities including Liz Taylor, The Beatles, and Jackie Kennedy. The kaftan's hippie credentials are truly immortalised today.
We have a small range of kaftans now in stock. Details for the model illustrated here are below.
Item: Midi length kaftan, scoop neckline, hand embroidered front and back panels, 3/4 puff sleeves. Overlay back V panel.
Colour: bronze and white
Embroidery: mid 1900s, cotton yarns, machine made - this piece does feature a tassel tie - not shown in the photo.
Fabric: 100% linen
Size: best fits a UK 14-16 armpit to armpit 22ins approx .
Side slits: no
Origins: hand made in the Leila Ray Studio
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