Marcia Silk Batik Handpainted Kimono Wrap - Japanese Crane

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Your one-and-only handcrafted essential. Guaranteed to delight everyone when they hear the secret - the Japanese crane, cherry blossoms and thousands of dots were handdrawn, handwaxed, handpainted, handcolored and took seven days to complete using the age-old batik technique. Enjoy a shot of liquid-silk allure, let the silk gently slide off our shoulder or allow it to faint on the floor for a full dose of sensuality. 

We know your friends will be asking so get ready to tell the handcrafting story below.

Nature

100% silk 16 momme: Natural. Caressingly soft . Breathable . Keeps you cooler when the weather is warm and warmer when the weather is cool. Hypoallergenic

100% plant dyed: Gold from mango leaves. Black and gray from ketapang leaf.

A Love Story of Giving

Indonesian batik is an ancient icon of Indonesia. UNESCO noticed and included Indonesian batik in the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list in 2009 for its technique, symbolism and culture. We collaborate with Ratna in her home-based workshop to marry batik’s resist-dye technique with our contemporary design on silk so more women and men can enjoy this hidden treasure. Batik is wearable painting. Batik is the process of dyeing fabrics slowly by hand where Ratna’s batik artisans draw babat (our story) onto the fabric with titik (dots) and lines using the traditional tools of canting (spouted bowl) and malam (hot liquid beeswax). Batik is artisan and nature loving. Ratna takes pride in using non-toxic dyes for coloring and mordanting. One artisan, Mawan, does all the color mixing using only his savvy, experienced eyes to match our Pantone colors. Artisans hand draw, hand color and hand dyebath. Batik is more than stunning hand work. It marries cultural treasure and comfort so you can proudly wear it a lot for a long time, and pass it on one day when your loved one is ready to appreciate the value it represents. 

Design

  • Made for longevity so you can wear it a lot or share. As a final layer to your breezy look. Or a sleek alternative to a sundress. As urbanized maxi update that promise to sweep just as effortlessly and far more romantically over pants or floor-length frocks - or under nothing. 
  • Featuring: Generous proportions from four meters of natural silk to give you a graceful drape . Two-meter cord belt in self-fabric to give you versatile styling. Wide shawl collar . Elongated wide sleeves and cuff . Rolled tab sleeves with mother of pearl button . Underarm split . Clean french seams throughout . Of course, two utility-style pockets . Comes with a reusable and reversible pouch made from donated fabric scraps.
  • Fit: One size. Chest: 26in * 67cm. Length: 53in * 135cm. Model Gita is 5'6" * 170 cm.
  • Care for long-lasting silk: Cold hand wash or machine wash with like colors. Use eco-friendly or gentle detergent. Air dry or tumble dry low. When dry cleaning, we suggest eco alternative.  Mend when torn. 

You become a donor

Every purchase supports a cause as we share 50% of our net proceeds to the community. Together we help underprivileged children get the quality education they deserve at the eco-school we support in Bali. Learn more about our school mission in the blog.

Celebrating Artisans

Kimono artwork designed by artist Katie from USA.

Plant dyed, cut, sewn the traditional way in home-based family workshops in Bali who share our values for environmental and social responsibility. Learn more about how artisanal techniques work in our blog.

Aligning with UN SDG Goals

We take pride in contributing to at least six of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 4: Quality Education; Goal 5: Gender Equality; Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; Goal 14: Life Below Water; and Goal 15: Life on Land.

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