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Batik Patterned Robe - Through the Seas
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Dark shadows ripple across Prussian blue seas and periwinkle lagoons in a magical underwater motif. Inspired by Balinese art and culture, Nyoman Nadri creates this graceful rayon robe with wide sleeves and a matching belt. In traditional kimono style, the robe features openings under the arms for adjusting the robe and for ease of movement.
Batik is a fabric art in which the cloth is stretched on a wooden frame and the design sketched with a pencil. Then a mixture of melted wax is painted by hand onto areas where color is not desired. When the fabric is crumpled into the dying solution, the wax cracks, creating an attractive network of fine lines. The wax is removed and the process is repeated for each color utilized. Finally, the cloth is washed and rinsed to remove any excess dye.
This handpainted batik robe is a truly original work of art. Sunlight, water, dye and temperature all factor into the look of the finished robe. This should be considered a unique design made especially for you. Colors and pattern placement will vary.
- 100% rayon
- 0.42 lbs
- 53 inches Length (from high-point shoulder) x 51 inches Bust/chest x 25.5 inches Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
- Belt: 79 inches L x 2.4 inches W
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Nyoman Nadri
A mother of three children, Nyoman Nadri was born on May 2, 1965. She is an artisan of bed covers, pillowcases, sarongs, shawls, and many other textile arts. She started her career in embroidery in 1987, taking orders to make pillowcases and bags from 1989 until 1992. In 1995, she turned to batik when she learned it from a friend. She has worked hard for years to become as skilled as she is now – to have an art workshop and people working with her had never come to mind before. A tremendously creative woman, she creates imaginative patchwork while ensuring her children's loving upbringing.
In doing her work, Nadri is inspired by people's needs. Shoppers come to her and request the kind of motifs they desire, and the bed cover or sarong sizes they need. She hopes that with your support, her works will expand. Then she can help more people by asking them to work with her, because she realizes it is currently difficult to find a job."