Matadewi Batik Handpainted Silk Kimono - Ganesha

$462.50 USD 

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The giant Ganesha, hand-drawn, hand-waxed, hand-colored and took seven days to complete using the age-old batik technique. 

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% Eco Dyed: Nontoxic dyes 

Design

  • Made for longevity so you can wear it a lot or share. As indoor-indoor layering. Or a sleek alternative to a sundress. As urbanized maxi update that promise to sweep just as effortlessly and far more romantically over high-waist pants or floor-length frocks.
  • Featuring:  Open front. Two-meter self-fabric belt. Kimono 3/4 sleeves. Underarm split. Clean french seams throughout. 
  • Fit: One size. Chest: 26in * 67cm. Length: 51in * 130cm. Model Ratna is 5'5" * 167 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.  

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. 

Celebrating Artisans

Plant dyed, cut, sewn the traditional way at Matadewi's home-based family workshop in Ubud, Bali that shares our values for environmental and social responsibility. 

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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