THE KAFTAN | Designed in Bali, indonesia
The kaftan originally comes from the Ancient Mesopotamia, a region that nowadays includes parts of Turkey, Syria and Iraq, has been worn by many middle-eastern ethnic groups as an overdress for thousands of years. The word 'kaftan' originates from the turkish word 'kap ton', which means covering garment. The Ottoman sultans from the 14th - 18th centuries wore heavy decorated kaftans and they were often gifted as rewards to important dignitaries and generals. However, as mostly men used to wear the kaftan back in the day, it is nowadays a more common 'dress' for women. Mainly in Morocco it enjoys a special significance, as it is worn exclusively by women as an everyday outfit or as haute-couture attire.
In general, the kaftan is a symbol of exotiscm and a bohemian lifestyle often worn in warm countries as they are very breathable and a comfortable garment in the heat. The kaftans in our collection, handmade in Bali, are very casual chic and ideal for heading to the beach or a laidback summer party!