India, Khamir Craft Society, Patanwadi Wool Kediya Coat
Product name: Patanwadi Wool Kediya Coat
Type of product: Hand woven and naturally dyed woolen coat
Description (story of the item): This Kediya coat by Babubhai Ratanshi inspired by the famous Rabari kediya or kediyu, which are upper garments that would always be white and sometimes hand embroidered, but were traditionally worn only by the men. However, they would be made by the women of the family, and would feature decorative back stitching, known as Bakhiya. Eventually, the kediyas went on to become identity markers among the men of the Ahir, Patel, and Rabari communities and also the sub-groups within them.
But why should only men have all the fun? We think it's time for fashion to extend beyond the limits of the binary. Giving a contemporary spin to the traditional attire, this coat is made from Kutch's indegineous Patanwadi sheep wool, and is hand spun, hand woven, and features naturally dyed tweed lined indigenous Kala cotton. This sustainable coat features buttons upto the waist, has raglan sleeves, black piping detail frames, and two warm pockets.
Materials: Kutch’s indigenous desi wool (from the Patanwadi sheep breed) and organic Kala cotton
About Desi Wool: Kutch’s desi wool is natural, organic, eco-friendly and biodegradable in nature. It can resist odour, stains and wrinkles, repel water, and can make you feel cool in summer.
About Kala Cotton: Kutch’s indigenous Kala Cotton is by default organic because it does not require any chemical-based pesticides or fertilizers. It is a purely rain-fed crop that has a high tolerance for both disease and pests.
Measurements / size:
Small: Ch- 40", Len- 37", Neck-sleeve opening- 25"
Large: Ch- 44", Len- 38" , Neck-sleeve opening- 26"