Garam Masala Caftan
Bombay’s main spice market was located a dozen blocks from the little fabric shop where I found this. But even at that distance, it appeared to be exerting a discernible influence.
The rich colors here are like garam masala, mixed spices cooked together to make them mellow, instead of raw.
The fabric feels mellow, too. Soft, brushed cotton flannel, a light weight, warming when it’s cool, cool when it warms up. Won’t “catch in your throat,” as your dear old mataji would say.
Garam Masala Caftan (No. 3343). Ankle length cut of deliciously soft, light brushed cotton flannel, cut generously to keep moving over your skin. V-neck. Raised front hem (different, potentially trip-preventing). Side pockets. Long side slits to reveal the one uniformly great part of every woman’s leg. Made in India.