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Ventura Guatemalan Caftan - Navy and Taupe

$ 655.00

Traditionally a ceremonial piece - worn in weddings and religious events, the Ventura caftan is EXQUISITE. Layer upon layer of intricate embroidery in a taupe, almost gold color on a hand-woven navy blue traditional textile. Timelessly chic, this is bohemian elegance at its best.

The Ventura is named for a Guatemalan folk tale about a strong woman who proclaimed herself governor of Guatemala in 1541 -changing her name from La Dona Beatriz to La Sin Ventura. She MUST have been a strong woman to do that in 1541!

Based on ancient Mayan spinning and dyeing techniques, Guatemalan textiles are an enduring link to a rich cultural past. Weavers today (mostly women) still derive colors for their threads from vegetables and minerals and continue to use the original Mayan loom, also known as a backstrap loom, that consists of rods, rope, and a strap that is worn around the weaver’s waist! With skill and creativity, these Mayan weavers preserve their traditional craft techniques while creating an income for their families.

At Larkin Lane, Lark hand selects authentic textiles and collaborates with Guatemalan artisans 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!



HOW WE WEAR IT: The gauzy material is sheer (in the most elegant way), so we wear the Ventura caftan with a skin tone or navy camisole and pants or jeans. Strappy sandals or wedges complete the look! This can also be worn as a cover-up... Go from poolside to party effortlessly!

SIZING: One size fits most - comfortably fits sizes Small to Extra Large - Traditional caftan shape flatters all body types!


Materials: Cotton
Made in Guatemala

Colors: Navy blue textile body, embroidery in a taupe/ gold color

• Hand-loomed and hand-embroidered 
• Embroidered neckline and sleeves
• Round neckline
• Natural fibers and dyes



Each product at Larkin Lane is handmade and designed by artisans from around the globe. We strive to give you unique, one of a kind products that you will adore! As such, no two are exactly the same. We do our best to represent each item as closely as possible on our website to the one that you will receive. Thank you for supporting true artisans of the world and their craft!

Spot Clean • Do Not Bleach • Do Not Iron Beaded

Guatemalan Blouses and Dresses
Delicate Cycle • Dry Clean for Best Results • Do Not Bleach • Iron on Low Heat

Mexican Blouses
Delicate Cycle • Dry Clean for Best Results • Do Not Bleach • Iron on Low Heat

Silk Ikat Jackets
Dry Clean Recommended • Do Not Bleach • Do Not Iron

Felted Wool Coats
Dry Clean Only • Do Not Bleach • Do Not Iron

Dry Clean for Best Results • Do Not Bleach • Iron on Lowest Heat

Dry Clean Recommended • Do Not Bleach • Iron on Lowest Heat

Dry Clean for Best Results • Do Not Bleach • Iron on Lowest Heat

Spot Clean • Do Not Submerge in Water • Do Not Bleach

Dry Clean for Best Results • Do Not Bleach • Iron on Low Heat

Dry Clean for Best Results or Delicate Cycle • Do Not Bleach • Iron on Low Heat

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Larkin Lane collaborates with artisans from around the world to source handmade pieces steeped in the traditions and culture of their local heritage. The artisans are skilled entrepreneurs whose crafts preserve age-old traditions and generate meaningful and, in many cases, life-changing income for their families.

Thank you for your part in supporting these artisans to keep their remarkable textile traditions alive and advocating for fair trade. Click below to see more details about their stunning work.

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