Saheli Ruki Embroidered Caftan
A covid labor of love. Each of these caftans takes three months to embroidery by our partners in rural bhikamjor (rajasthan, india). The ladies spent the first few months of quarantine slowly completing these caftans with care and precision. One of the ladies, Shoba, picked out the color combinations on her own. Combining stitch skills, embroidery, crochet, and tassel making, we are thrilled with how these meticulously crafted caftans came out!
- fit: free. model wears XS/S
- composition: 100% cotton
- care: handwash, lay flat to dry
- origin: handmade in india
"the saheli women is a female atelier established on fair and inclusive principles...we empower women through teaching them traditional and modern embroidery techniques. our atelier is a fear-free creative place for ladies to work where they get the freedom to design their working hours and holidays.
iphd (the institute for philanthropic human development) manages the saheli women production facility for clothing, accessories and homeware out of its community center in bhikamkor. additionally, iphd sponsors the educations of all daughters of saheli women members, runs the only female health clinic in the village, and delivers workshops on a range of topics including human rights, feminism, menstrual hygiene, health, and financial literacy."