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Kimono Gamma

by Kapikua

The fabric of the Gamma piece is handmade with organic cotton threads woven on pedal loom. A special technique is used to weave the threads by varying tensions to create the pattern.

The white color comes from natural cotton, without the need to dye.

This piece represents the gamma rays that are released during a supernova or stellar explosion as a symbol of our transition towards new beginnings of light and darkness.

The Gamma piece comes in two variants: plain white and white with Mola detailing. The variant with Mola detailing has a production time of 2-4 days. The Mola geometric design represent the duality of human beings, 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 KAPI KUA here.