‘Elevate your self to the extent, that before every destiny,
God should himself ask man as to what he desires.’
The Rastah Poet jacket brings eastern sensibility to a western classic. The hand distressed, light wash denim bears embellished appliqué detailing and heavyweight brass buttons. Kashmiri jamawar with a paisley pattern is appliquéd on the sleeve in a jacquard weave. At the front, there is a hand embroidered dabka monogram badge, a reinterpretation of classic Pakistani military aesthetics, as well as a square badge with handwoven khaadi fabric bearing persian text from the Khamsa of Nizami. At the back, there is a hand painted stanza by Allama Iqbal, who is affectionally deemed the Poet of the East. The upholstery fabric, peeking through the denim, features an illustration from the Akbarnama, depicting Shah Jehan’s entry at Surat. The jacket fits true to size and is slightly cropped.
Regular fit and slightly cropped length
14 oz 100% cotton Denim
Hand distressed rip detailing throughout
Hand embroidered “dabka” embroidery badge on front
Hand woven square appliqué badge with Persian text
Paisley acrylic Jacquard fabric stitched around bicep
Reverse applique patch stitched on back panel. Artwork printed on Jute upholstery
Hand painted poetry on back yolk panel with paint detailing continuing down on to back patch
Washing/Handling: Hand wash with cold water inside out & hang to dry
Male Model: 6'2; Wearing Large | Female Model: 5'10; Wearing Medium
We offer free shipping worldwide on orders over $350 and complimentary free shipping in Pakistan. Worldwide orders arrive in 4-5 business days after they are shipped while domestic orders arrive within 2 business days. Orders from Volume IX will start to ship on 02/15/23.
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All Rastah pieces are proudly designed and manufactured in Pakistan. We partner with generational artisans to manufacture our products and are constantly researching innovative and environmentally-friendly ways to produce.
Block-Printing is an ancient Asian method of dyeing fabric. It involves intricately carving wooden blocks by hand and then using natural dyes to “print” onto the fabric. Block-printing is an environmentally friendly and durable technique we use on several pieces.
Handwoven fabrics are woven by hand by using a handloom. Handweaving produces zero pollution as it does not require electricity or any machinery. It is an artisanal craft that is inherently time-consuming. The outcome is timeless pieces of clothing built to last.
Patchwork involves handsewn patches of fabric that are then sewn onto our products. These patches are often block-printed as well. The result is a beautiful eye-catching patch that helps distinguish our pieces.