Tie Dye Clothing(62 items)
Welcome to NOVICA's Tie Dye 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 Tie Dye Clothing
Comfortable, colorful Bandini top
This comfortable and colorful Bandini top will be a great addition to both my travel and everyday wardrobe. I appreciate the artist s creativity and artistic technique and the top fits perfectly. Novica offers unique and creative items that are a testament to their focus on offering quality items from the world s artisans to its grateful customers.
Very well made, impressive perfect fif
I?m an American size 4, 5?4? 125 pds and the size small fit me perfectly. The embroidery work is beautiful and so is the tie dyed aspects of this tunic. It fit very well and I look forward to wearing all spring! Gorgeous work from start to finish, you won?t be disappointed if you decided to buy this!
Bought as a gift
I bought this beautiful robe as a gift for my mother in law and she just loves it. Now Im afraid Im going to have to get one for myself.
"My trademark is the golden block print patterns I create. I let them stand out in the clothes, like the sun."
"I was born October 26, 1977 in Uttar Pradesh to a Rajput family.... read more
Popular Tie Dye Clothing
Viscose Bandhani Skirt, "Bandhani"$62.95
Bandhani is a tie-dyeing technique practiced mainly in western India. Intricate patterns are created by wrapping the fabric with string before dyeing it. When the fabric is untied, natural patterns appear in the places where the string prevented the dye from taking hold. Bandhani cloth is often used for women's shawls, but here the technique is adapted for a silky maxi skirt. Made of a black knit viscose rayon, the skirt drapes beautifully and features an elastic waistband for comfort.
Tie-Dyed Viscose Sleeveless Sundress with Glass Bead Detail, "Magical Glamour"$84.99
Made of viscose and decorated with pale yellow and coal black dyes using the tie-dye technique, this Indian dress is presented by Vijay Singh. Lovely glass beads and sequins embellish the neckline of this luxurious maxi dress, which is sleeveless and features a tasseled tie closure at the neckline. The dress is fully lined in black cotton.
Long Shibori-Dyed Green and Brown Dress with Sequins, "Glorious Jaipur"$59.99
Golden beadwork and sequins surround the squared neckline of this long, graceful tunic dress by Vijay Singh. It takes its colors from the ancient art of a tie-dying technique that originated in Japan. Block print floral motifs cover the sheer chiffon blouse. Beautiful and versatile, it can be paired with leggings or worn alone as a dress.
Designed for a loose, flowing fit.
Blue and Taupe Women's Rayon Sundress, "Blue Fusion"$54.99
A rich fusion of ultramarine, navy and taupe create color harmony on this tie-dyed and screen printed sundress from Rakesh Rana in India. The cool, flowing rayon dress is embellished with traditional embroidery and features on-seam pockets on both sides. Adjustable straps allow for a perfect fit.