The Bibi Gilet is crafted in a black suede with a white shearling-lined interior, featuring intricate Persian Bakhtiari embroidery motifs. Influenced by traditional Afghan styles adopted by early 1960s hippies, as well as wearers Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon, including traveler's on the Silk Road who would bring Afghan coats back.
The goat suede used for the coats is ethically sourced in Chennai, India, and is also a biodegradable by-product of the meat industry. The Mongolian sheep fur comes from Mongolian sheep farmed in a small herd in Inner Mongolia. The sheep roam free every day, grazing upon miles of mountainous grassy hills. Eventually, the animals are used for the local meat industry and their wool is used to make warm winter coats such as those that Mongolians have been wearing for thousands of years. Muzungu Sisters only uses natural sustainable, biodegradable materials that leave a minimal trace on our environment. The pieces are designed to be kept for years to come, with a conscious, conservative approach to consumption.
With a touch of Muzungu whimsy, the prints cover alpine florals, and Safavid miniatures of flowers alike. The classic styles are supplemented with velvet sets, and new hand-beaded evening dresses. With a nod to mountain flora from Kashmir to Switzerland, the silk prints and ornately beaded soft velvets encompass all you will want to wear this winter.
Handmade in Italy.