Inspired by the Mayan culture and using only natural raw elements, the Creation Kaftan has been designed to be worn over bare skin, swimwear or to a party with heels. Featuring heavy tasseled details to the front and ultra low back with a contrasting mustard frayed hem.
The thread for this piece has been woven on a traditional foot loom, an ancient art and process that took the artisan, Don Rudy 4 days to weave.
The fabric was naturally dyed using a mix of botanical plants to create this rich earthy hue. One of the main ingredients in the dye is the bark of the plantain tree.
The Essence is a very special limited edition piece and the first APN design in partnership with THE HIGHLAND SUPPORT PROJECT in Guatemala. A non profit organization that supports indigenous communities and preserves their heritage and ancient crafts.