Nini Heritage Batik Hooded Kimono Wrap - Sekar Jagad
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A one-of-a-kind, wearable art, that marries heritage batik and handloom woven fabric and chic and contemporary design for transseasonal indoor/outdoor layering that stays polished all day.
We know your friends will be asking so get ready to tell the handcrafting story below.
100% cotton primisima: Commonly used for batik painting for its tight weave and high thread count. Locally grown. Lightweight that gets softer with every wash.
100% botanical dye: Commonly a combination of dyes from teak, mahogany, ketapang, tamarind, mangosteen, mango, pandan, indigofera, guava, onion, banana and other natural resources.
The Story Behind This Batik Motif: Sekar Jagad
Considered to be a very unique batik motif in Indonesia, sekar jagad was born in two cities famous for their art, Solo and Yogyakarta. The name came from the javanese word Kar meaning map, and Jagad meaning world. So this motif is saying "diversity in the world." Yes please!
A Love Story of Giving
Indonesian batik is an 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 love batik creations because we want the world to see and enjoy this hidden treasure. Batik is wearable painting. Batik is the process of dyeing fabrics slowly by hand where batik artisans draw babat (story) onto the fabric with titik (dots) using the traditional tools of canting (spouted bowl) and malam (hot liquid beeswax). In modern art, it’s called resist-dyeing technique. Every batik motif conveys philosophical messages and stories. Batik artisans enjoy meditation in the process as batik must be made with calmness and patience. Batik is nature-loving. Typical botanical dyes used for batik come from teak, mahogany, ketapang, tamarind, mangosteen, mango, pandan, indigofera, guava, onion, banana and other natural resources. Batik is more than stunning prints and colors. It’s a cultural treasure, made in a sacred way, so comfortable to be worn a lot, and long-lasting to be passed on one day when your loved one is ready to appreciate the value it represents.
- Blue batik is over 5 years old, sourced from a batik collector in Yogyakarta. Matched with handloom woven cotton for upper body, sleeves and hoodie, crafted on wooden loom in the same time-honored way for centuries.
- Made for longevity so you can wear it a lot. Batik is a strong fabric, made durable for its repeated waxing and dye bathing during the batik process
- Featuring: Maxi length. Unique distressed weaving. Elongated sleeves with oversized cuff. Front button fastening and rolled tab sleeves with mother of pearl buttons. Attached belt on the back gives a shapely effect. Underarm split. Clean french seams throughout. Of course two side pockets.
Size: One size. Chest: 52 in * 134 cm. Length: 53 in * 135 cm. Model Gita: 5’6” * 170 cm.
- Care for long-lasting batik: Batik gets softer with every wash. Cold hand wash or machine wash with like colors. Use eco-friendly or gentle detergent. Air dry in the shade or tumble dry low. Dry clean not recommended as natural dyes react to heavy synthetic chemicals. Plant dyed colors will fade if left in the sun for a long time and washed in hot water. Mend when torn.
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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.
Batik made in Yogyakarta. Cut, sewn the traditional way in a home-based family workshop in Bali that shares 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.