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Simply Tops

Mainie Silk Kaftan Tops: Women’s Journey, Desert Journey, Water Bird,  Journey of a Woman’s Strength

Loved by stylish women around the world, our gorgeous Mainie kaftan tops are a fabulous fusion of authentic Aboriginal art designs and luxurious pure silk.

Beautifully handcrafted in super-soft, flowing silk chiffon and available in four stunning designs, Mainie tops are an absolute 'must-have' for discerning women seeking lasting value in their fashion choices.

For lovers of timeless elegance, we guarantee a Mainie top will become a perennial favourite in your wardrobe.

Easy to care for and easy to wear, our tops are designed to fit women of all shapes and sizes. You need never worry again about not having the right thing to wear for any occasion.

Mainie tops will always be the perfect fit and will instantly transform fashion basics into luxury designer looks that take you anywhere at anytime for any event.

Every Mainie top offers almost infinite and effortless styling versatility. Whether you are looking for carefree resort wear or something that is sure to shine at a special occasion, our fully handmade Mainie silk tops have you covered.

You can dress them up or dress them down. These exquisite 'wearable art' pieces look just as gorgeous when worn over a swimsuit at an island resort as they do when teamed with classic black for a sophisticated evening event in the city.

Mainie tops are the ultimate in trans-seasonal dressing. You can pair them with wardrobe staples like a simple tank top in spring and summer, or layer them over a turtleneck sweater in cooler months – either way, you can create standout looks that will get you noticed for all the right reasons.

Mainie Australia Aboriginal Art Silk Kaftan Top

Desert Journey Silk Kaftan Top

Original Artwork: Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Mary Napangardi Gallagher (Warlpiri - Central Australia)

Mainie Australia Aboriginal Art Silk Kaftan Top

Water Bird Silk Kaftan Top

Original Artwork: Ngapa Jukurrpa by Bessie Nakamarra Sims (Warlpiri - Central Australia)

Mainie Australia Aboriginal Art Silk Kaftan Top

Journey of a Woman's Strength Silk Kaftan Top

Original Artwork: by Barbara Mundraby (Yidinji - Far North Queensland)

Mainie Australia Aboriginal Art silk Kaftan Top

Women's Journey Silk Kaftan Top

Original Artwork: Ngapa Jukurrpa by Jeanie Napangardi Lewis (Warlpiri - Central Australia)

Silk is a natural fibre. It is both lightweight and durable, and an excellent thermo-regulator, keeping you cool when it’s warm, and warm when it’s cool.

At Mainie nothing is more important to us than our commitment to sustainable fashion ethics.

You will love the story behind every one of our Mainie creations. Each top is lovingly handmade, right down to the hand-rolled hems and hand-crocheted button loops.

All tops feature authentic Dreamtime designs that have been ethically acquired under licence in accordance with the Indigenous Art Code. Royalties from Mainie sales are paid to the Aboriginal women artists and their families.

Mainie is committed to supporting Aboriginal women artists from remote Outback communities to earn an independent income from their own work and preserve their traditional culture for future generations. 

Every Mainie gives back to the Aboriginal woman artist who created the original design, to elevate and empower her, her family and her community.

Proudly Australian owned and operated, Mainie is a Supply Nation verified Indigenous owned business and an Indigenous Art Code approved dealer member.

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