G001. The Kaftan
A wearable work of art, the Kaftan is meant to be enjoyed as you move through your day. Perfect for cooking, zooming, lounging, beach walks, and grocery runs. Made of modal, a deliciously soft, breathable, and sustainable fabric that provides a luxurious and sensual drape.
The Kaftan is hand block printed in Ajrak, an ancient Indian craft which can be traced back to the civilizations of the Indus Valley in 2500 BC-1500 BC.
Ajrak is said to signify the Universe because of the color palate - blue, red, black, green, and white - and is known for its complex geometric and floral patterns. The environmentally sustainable process, completed by craftsmen in India, takes 14 stages of dyeing and weeks to complete. The final cloth is soft against the skin and jewel-like in appearance.
Comfortable, beautiful, and unique, each piece in this collection is one of a kind - just like you.
Available while they last.
" I'm in love with my kaftan. It's luxurious, cozy, and sexy - and the fabric drapes in the most perfect way."
"I love the way my kaftan makes me feel. Sexy, happy, free."
"I love, love the fabric. The color is so rich & it feels soft and luxurious against my skin. It flows beautifully & makes me feel exotic and sexy. I can relax in it or dress it up for an evening out."
About Republic of Brown
A platform to highlight the beauty of India through curated stories, objects, music and visuals. Founded by Geetanjali Dhillon in 2010, Republic of Brown reemerges in 2020 to share and delight once more with carefully procured and produced limited edition items. Drop G001 introduces the Kaftan. Each piece unique and handcrafted with love in India. For your pleasure. While they last.
London-born, Los Angeles-raised with a sojourn in Punjab, India in her formative years, Geetanjali has been curating culture from her homeland for decades. She arrived in Los Angeles in the mid-70s with a thick British accent and an immigrant attitude of hustle to match.