Beautiful flowing caftan top, hand-embroidered using cross-stitch. The fabric is a soft cotton and polyester mix. Butterfly cut with loose fit.
Available in black, one size fits all. Dimensions: 37" across and 30" long, arm hole is 20". Back is solid black with small embroidered detail near side seam (pictured here).
Made by Taita Leila, a social enterprise that produces high quality, modern clothing inspired by Palestinian embroidery traditions. The clothes are made in Palestine, hand-embroidered by women in the West Bank.
We are offering a small selection of beautiful items from Taita Leila at this time and hope to purchase more. We appreciate and encourage your feedback.
The southern desert town of Bir Sabaa is sometimes referred to as a Bedouin city since it owes so much of its character to the nomadic and semi-nomadic Arab tribes who live across the Naqab Desert. Historically, the Bedouin raised livestock and would roam with their herds throughout the year.
An elaborate qabbeh was a less critical part of the Bedouin thoub because the women usually wore veils that covered their faces and often the front of their dresses. Drawing on a simple design, this blouse uses a traditional geometric pattern known as the “moons and necklaces” motif and is stitched with bright yellows and reds. The butterfly cut makes for a loose, flowing garment, appropriate for women of the desert.