Striped Clothing(162 items)
Welcome to NOVICA's Striped Clothing Collection designed and crafted for you by talented artisans worldwide.
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Traditional methods of hand crafting robes vary by region, culture, and historical context. Two common techniques that allow artisans to create luxurious, wearable, highly-detailed robes are hand-painting and hand-stitching. In Bali, where the practice of making robes by hand has been passed down for generations, the traditional method of batik is a signature style. The Batik Tulis, for example, is a technique that utilizes wax-resistant dye that is then applied directly to the cloth. It is an intricate, patient process that can produce extraordinarily detailed pieces. Batik Cap is another classic technique where a copper stamp is repeatedly pressed with the wax-resistant dye onto the cloth. This process creates patterns on the garment that are then dip-dyed to saturate color into the unwaxed parts of the robe. Both batik techniques produce unique pieces that represent the incredible talent of our artisans in Bali.
Each region puts its signature mark on its handmade robes. In Thailand, for example, designs featuring geometric patterns and labyrinth motifs are trending. These patterns are hand-woven to create a ruched texture that highlights the intricacy of each garment. From Bali to Java, our artisans have seen their batik motifs become customer favorites. These wearable canvases feature both hand-painted and hand-printed designs, making for vibrant, one-of-a-kind pieces that allow for artisans and customers to showcase their individuality.
The fit, feel, and fabric of a robe should transport you to a place of rest and relaxation. Novicas handmade robes exude comfort, because artisans attend to every detail with painstaking care. Robes made from silk, cotton, or rayon can provide high levels of comfort and versatility. One should look for breathability, absorbency, and versatility when purchasing a robe. Additionally, hypoallergenic fibers, like cotton, can provide comfort to those with sensitive skin. Whether one is looking for a lightweight fabric or a lavishly-woven robe, every handmade piece from Novica artisans brings an expressive twist to new styles and a fresh take on the classics.
Handmade robes are fine, delicate pieces. These garments require a bit more care when it comes to laundering. Hand-washing in cold water always produces the best results. For machine wash, one can use cold water and the delicate cycle. Avoid twisting or harshly handling the fabric, and never use intense heat settings while drying the robe. Air drying while the fibers are laid flat will help to prevent excessive wear on the fabric, as well as preserve the vibrancy of the robes colors. Always dry a batik or hand-painted robe in the shade.
The journey of the traditional robe throughout history is meandering and culturally specific. Here are just a few of the important stops along the way. In Japan, kimonos are an adaptable garment that have been a staple of cultural fashion since the Heian period. The robes from Bali are influenced by the classic Japanese kimono and yukata. The kimono is crafted with silk and worn over many layers in the winter while the yukata is a summer garment made with a single layer of cotton. Both of these styles reflect the artisans' take on a traditional style. In prehistoric Rome, robes were used to identify social status and to signify special ranks within communities. And by the 1700s, dressing gowns were a fashionable piece in the western wardrobe.
The most popular materials for crafting handmade robes are natural fibers such as silk and cotton. Because silk is a light-weight, water-resistant fiber, it provides the wearer a sense of luxury and comfort. Rayon is a natural-based material made up of an organic compound derived from cotton extract or wood pulp. This fiber is extremely durable, breathable, and cost effective. Cotton is celebrated for its comfortability and elasticity, and it provides excellent insulation. These fibers make for garments that exude luxury and relaxation.
Featured Reviews on Striped Clothing
My best friend loved this gift. Wears it a lot!
The colors and the fit are sheer perfection. A really stunning garment that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. What an ideal gift! Even more beautiful than it looks in the picture.
I have the ruana in two colors. Love them.
This ruana has wonderful colors and lightweight. It fits beautifully over layers. It has served outdoors and in office settings--much more versatile than a cardigan! Many compliments on this piece.
Popular Striped Clothing
Hand Woven Striped Cotton Tunic, "Sailing Stripes"$39.99
Horizontal and vertical stripes pack a visual punch on this breezy tunic from India's Jay Kumar Maheswari. Crafted from 100% cotton, the hand-woven top features long sleeves with elasticized cuffs, a large front yoke, and two tie tassels. The semi-sheer fabric has a kantha stitch pattern along the front, sleeves, and back of the blouse, and is decorated with golden Lurex.
Hand Woven High-Low Cotton and Lurex Skirt, "Horizon in Blue"$39.99
Reach for this high-low style skirt designed by India's Jay Kumar Maheswari when you want something easy and breezy. Crafted from 100% cotton, the hand-woven skirt is designed with an embroidered running stitch pattern in green and blue and beautified with golden lurex. A white cotton lining and elasticized waist makes this a go-to piece on busy days.
Cotton Knit Maxi Dress in Ivory and Pastel Stripes, "Bohemian Princess"$107.99
This beautifully feminine maxi dress from Peru's Cristina Villalobos hugs your body in all the right places. The dress is knit from soft cotton yarns in sky blue, ivory, pink, pale grey and navy. A mix of knit patterns adds visual and textural interest to the dress, which features slender shoulder straps and side slits.
Handwoven Striped Cotton Poncho from Guatemala, "Beach Stripes"$67.99
Evoking the colors of the beach, stripes of turquoise, daffodil, strawberry, and pine green are created with cotton yarns that are carefully woven together by hand. Guatemala's Elena Ixtamer creates this artisanal poncho, which culminates in a pointed bottom that is accented by dangling fringes.