Vela Embroidered Guatemalan Caftan - Blue, Light Blue, Ivory
Timelessly chic and effortlessly cool - the caftan is our go-to dress these days!
Why we love it:
- Super versatile: Wear it loose and flowy when you're hosting a dinner party or lounging by the pool, and then mix it up by belting it for a more "on the town" look.
- Softest cotton that just gets better with time.
- PACKABLE! Fold it and go.
- Looks great with sandals, flip flops, wedge heels, cowboy boots OR cute sneakers
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING embroidered caftan from the mountains of Guatemala. This style caftan was originally used in ceremonies and religious or political events. The detail of the embroidery is exquisite and the shape of the caftan is feminine and flattering
In the words of our artisan partners: "It is an art that is, unfortunately, dying because the ladies are not wearing the ceremonial huipiles as much as they used to. Our weavers learned this art from their ancestors, so it is difficult to find someone who can weave and embroider in this style".
We are determined to keep this art alive!! Thank you for the role you play in supporting our global artisan partners!
Colors: Ivory and shades of blue ranging from deep navy, to royal blue, to light blue - GORGEOUS colors!
Sizing: One size fits most. Traditional caftan style comfortably fits sizes between Extra Small and Extra Large. Feminine drape is universally flattering!
Materials: Hand-woven and embroidered cotton
Guatemalan weavers are mainly women, who derive natural dyes for their threads from vegetables and minerals. They still use the Mayan back-strap loom along with traditional spinning and embroidery techniques.
Read more about our talented Artisan Partners here.
You may return or exchange your items within 14 days of your purchase. We offer free returns on apparel.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
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Lark hand selects authentic textiles and collaborates with artisan partners in the design of each product. Your purchase supports these craftsmen and women. Thank you for the role you play in keeping global textile traditions alive.