Matadewi Handpainted Modern Batik Silk Kimono Wrap - Modern Art
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STYLE: Invigorating modern Bali art, intricately handpainted using ancient batik's wax-resist technique, and freestyle drawing for intricate details. Ratna at Matadewi has been batik handpainting for over 20 years highly imaginative and challenging modern art on kimono wraps.▪️Bohemian silhouette and urbanized maxi on fluid silk sweeps elegantly from indoor to outdoor layering; in long or rolled sleeves; or belted with self-fabric belt (removable) to adapt to the body. Refined with french seams for durability, wide sleeves, rolled tab, in-seam side pockets, underarm split. Tips: Pull down the back collar to reveal the neck, or allow it to gracefully slide off your shoulder, or close it with a knot in the front and let it blow with the wind, for a dose of sensuality.
Art of Modern Batik: Batik is Indonesia's heritage craft and UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Matadewi's modern-patterned batik is crafted over weeks of slow, layered process and intricate art work. With the wax-resist dyeing technique, artisans hand draw the pattern on the fabric with pencil, and then draw again over the pencil with wax using 'canting', (a pen-like copper with a spout holding the hot liquid wax) to block the pattern from dyeing. Waxing with canting (called 'batik tulis') is the heart of Indonesia's heritage craft. Batik artisans should stay calm, focused and meticulous to achieve precision. One slip is hard to fix or not fixable at all. When the dyed fabric is boiled, the wax comes off and the pattern is revealed in white.▪️Created by Ratna at Matadewi, whose sustainable practices in old-fashion batik-making is not an option, it's her way of life.
NATURE: Color: Eco-dyed using low-impact dyes (free of unsafe heavy metals; non-polluting to groundwater when disposed) and natural materials in Bali for non-toxic mordanting. Fabric: Washable 100% silk, 19 momme, renewable resource, biodegradable. Wax: 100% natural beeswax. Care to Last: cold handwash, cold machine delicate wash, eco or mild detergent, dry in the shade or low heat, do not dry clean as its heavy chemicals mess up plant dyes. Mend when torn.
GIVING: You become an inherent donor to our school mission.▪️Together we support the livelihood of small artisan communities.▪️Together we advance the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 for a better world.
Fit: One size. CHEST 36in | 91cm. BACK 26in | 67cm. LENGTH 53in | 130cm.