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Halley Kimono

by Kapikua

The fabric of the Halley piece is made by hand with organic cotton threads woven on pedal loom. A special technique is used to weave the threads with loose tension making it a very light wear.

Its blue shade comes from the process of dyeing over wood fire with indigo plants. While the lapel combines white and brown threads. Both white and brown shades come from natural cotton, without the need to dye.

The piece is woven together on the back using a technique known as randa, traditional of the Oaxacan community, in Mexico.

The Halley piece is highlighted with a representation of space comets, woven by hand using the ancient technique of reverse appliqué Mola. This technique originated from the Guna culture, closely connected to the stars and the spiritual realm.

KAPI KUA unites cultures, beliefs and traditions of indigenous communities in Mexico, where women process and naturally dye the cotton, with Guna Yala women in Panama who weave the unique detailing featured in their pieces. 

Learn more about KAPIKUA here.