The hand spun, hand woven Lahori jacket is made of pure raw silk, sourced from the Chaanga Maanga area in Pakistan. To create this garment, the silk threads are first twisted into a heavy weight yarn. Then, the jacket is hand painted on by a single artisan in his studio. The back of the jacket contains an image on the back bearing the inscription “Lahore Lahore Aye” alongside an image of the iconic blue vespa, famous in Italian iconography, but also commonly found on the streets of Lahore. The painted kites hark back to the days of the Basant festival, still alive in contemporary memory, when kites would fill the air of all the major cities in celebration of Spring.
In some ways, all of Rastah can be understood as conversation with Lahore, the city we are based and a constant source for our inspiration.
100% pure handwoven raw silk
Hand painted Rastah logo on the front
Hand painted kites on the front; hand painted vespa on the back
Lightweight satin lining
Washing/Handling: Hand wash dirty parts of the garment ONLY with light detergent. This is a hand painted silk jacket, and extra care must be taken. DO NOT dry clean. DO NOT iron.
Male Model: 5'10; Wearing Medium| Female Model:5'5; Wearing Small
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.