Nini Batik Handpainted Hooded Kimono Wrap - Sekar Jagad Motif
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STYLE: Elegantly off-beat layering, in playful mix of traditional handpainted batik and handwoven cotton, plant dyed in indigo, with deliberate weave-in distress and frayed edges. Bohemian silhouette, hoodie, and urbanized maxi add a dose of feminine-meets-grunge that sweeps effortlessly from indoor to outdoor layering, with self-tie belt sewn-in on the back to adapt to the body, in long or rolled sleeves.▪️Refined with rolled tab, in-seam side pockets, and underarm split. French seams all the way for longevity.
Art of Batik: Batik is an age-old, highly developed art of drawing on cloth. It is Indonesia's icon as a heritage craft and UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. We love it for contemporary clothing because it has a soul - completely handmade, patterns convey cultures, and durable as a result of layers of waxing and dyeing which gets softer with washing. We use only hand-drawn batik (not stamped batik), and pre-owned but unused from the batik collection of our Indonesian friend Ani. In technical terms, hand-drawn batik is crafted from weeks to years of intricate art and slow, over 14-step process using wax-resist dyeing technique. Artisans hand draw the pattern with hot wax using 'canting', (a pen-like copper with the liquid wax) to block the pattern from dyeing. When the dyed fabric is boiled, the wax comes off and the pattern is revealed in white.
NATURE: Hoodie fabric: handloom woven cotton. Hoodie color: plant dyed 💙 with Bali's strobilanthes cusia leaves. Batik fabric: Traditional batik cloth, 100% cotton primisima, for its tight weave. Batik dyes: from mix of botanical dyes and fiber-reactive dyes. Batik 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: 38in | 98cm. LENGTH: 52in | 131cm.