What is a kefta in Shadow and Bone? Grisha coats 4-1-1

'Shadow and Bone' cast in keftas

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In the world of Netflix shadow and bone, Wizards known as Grisha hone their skills in the Small Palace. Though not every Grisha’s powers are the same, they are easily recognized by their beautifully colored woolen cloaks, the keftas.

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So what is a kefta? And why are the colors of a Grisha’s kefta important? And most importantly, where can you buy your own kefta? Read on to find out everything you need to know about Grishaverse’s fashion choices explained.

Squaller Zoya in her kefta in Shadow and Bone.

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What is a kefta?

Author Leigh Bardugo based the fictional world of Ravka on Imperial Russia, but the word “kefta” likely derives from “kaftan,” a robe or tunic that originated in Persia.

The kaftan later became popular all over the world, including in Russia. The fictional “kefta” are usually made of wool and a material called “grisha steel” so they are bulletproof. In real life, a kaftan can be made of wool, cashmere, silk, or cotton.

In the Grishaverse, which includes Leigh’s book series and the television show shadow and bone, the color of a Grisha’s kefta indicates to which “order” a Grisha belongs. Non-grisha characters do not wear keftas. Servants in the Small Palace, like Genya in Season 1, are forced to wear white keftas to indicate their lowly position.

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Heartrenders Feeder and Ivan in Season 1 of Shadow and Bone.

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The three Grisha “orders” wear basic colored keftas of red, blue, and purple. Red for Corporalnik, blue for Etherealki, and purple for Materialki. Corporalnik is the “highest” order and has body-based powers, while Etherealki has nature-based powers and Materialki has chemical- or metal-based powers.

General Kirigan/The Darkling and Alina Starkov/The Sun Summoner are technically Etherealki, but prefer to wear black and gold as symbols of their unique abilities.

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You can buy your own kefta at Hot Topic.

For anyone who’s spent two seasons admiring the handiwork of costume designer Wendy Partridge, who is responsible for bringing the beautiful keftas from page to screen, you can now get a simplified version for yourself at hot topic! Fans have been asking for a wearable version of the kefta for years, and now the opportunity has finally arrived.

Alina and Darkling in matching keftas in Shadow and Bone.

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If you’re interested in getting a kefta for yourself, the only two versions currently available are the Darkling’s Season 2 Kefta and Alina’s Etherealki Kefta for $79.90 to $84.90.

You can see the rest of the gorgeous keftas on screen now in season 1 and 2 of shadow and bonecurrently streaming on Netflix.

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Brian Ashcraft

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