Gorgeous navy blue caftan handmade from a softest cotton blend fabric and a 100% cotton threaded embroidery handwoven by the indigenous women of Costa Rica.
This is a special piece to us. It is a part of the collection "Queen Arenal" - a collection of ponchos, robes and dresses we hand-stitched by the volcano Arenal in Costa Rica in a limited edition. We only created a few pieces, and all of them are one of the kind.
We visited indigenous Boruca village in South Costa Rica and met with the local families where women are still hand-weave the textiles themselves on the traditional loom. They hand-dye each thread with the medicinal plants collected around the village. This tradition is very old and the process is very slow, and right now this tradition is dying because only a few women are left who know how to do it. With this collection we want to support the local women and their tradition and we hope to create more pieces like this.
Each piece has been stitched at the gorgeous and peaceful place by the volcano Arenal (we were feeling the energy strongly!)
We are bringing the pieces from Arenal to the US and are happy to share them with you.
They are all one size fits all. Sides on this caftan are closed - so you can wear this dress with nothing underneath!
We hope it will serve you as a beautiful intentional attire for your gatherings, personal practice, ceremony journeys, music, dance or simple comfort of life.
Material: Cotton blend (about 80% cotton, 20% lycra bought in San Jose, CR) + 100% cotton naturally dyed handwoven embroidery from Boruca Village.
Size: One size
Overall Length: 48 in.
Overall Width: 54 in.
Handwash or dry clean ONLY please. (We want these garments to last long and bring you joy in years to come).
*glorka is cruelty-free & sweat-shop free, ethical production.