The Songket Kaftan 01
$ 323.00 USD
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Traditionally seen enveloping the bodies of royalty in the courts of kingdoms in Indonesia, Songket is considered the most prestigious and luxurious of all the Indonesian textiles. These days, Songket is donned only for the most special of ceremonies such as weddings or teeth-filings and a Balinese person would likely own only a single piece of Songket in their lifetime.
The intricacy in each piece of Songket requires a single person two months to create on a backstrap loom; though it looks like embroidery, each motif is meticulously woven into the cloth as it is made.
The motifs and colours used in Songket are particular to the regions where each piece is made – the songket in SOUQ’s colourful kaftans is made by the Sasak community in Lombok. The fabric is then sent to us in Bali where a community of women create the one-off kaftan with a blanket-stitch finish.
The perfect resort wear for evening or day time, each Songket Kaftan is a one-off so no-one will have the same colourful kaftan as you; a precious completely unique souvenir from the Island of the Gods.
- One size
- 100% Cotton
- Dry clean only
Width from shoulder to shoulder: approx 70cm
Overall length from top to bottom: approx 89cm