Blouses Clothing(251 items)
Welcome to NOVICA's Blouses 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 Blouses Clothing
My new favorite blouse
I love this blouse. It is gorgeous. Its light weight and drapes beautifully. Delivery was quite and accurate.
By Angela G.
Lovely high quality detailed embroidery
Details are lovely and so intricate! they remind me of the women in my family s handwork, and my own embroidery too. Tye cotton is a very nice weight too, not sheer, substantial and very soft. Sizing is small. I ordered my normal size in tops, but had to size up two sizes, as it runs small. It may be that it runs small for US women. I m fit and work out. Liked it so well I ordered same item in another color today.
This is beautiful!
I am so pleasantly surprised in the material, the fit, the COLORS! I am 100% happy! Thank you, Ying and Joy!! Please bring back more sizes in the Poppy Garden top! Thank you.
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Popular Blouses Clothing
Sheer Black Floral Soutache Embroidered Top, "Soutache Garden"
Sheer black fabric is heavily embroidered and appliqued with turquoise, lime green, and ivory floral designs by women working in rural India. A true Indo-Western fusion that draws on the region's long soutache embroidery tradition. Pair with a simple black camisole for a dramatic look.
Himalayan Floral Embroidered Lyocell Rayon Shirt, "Himalayan Meadow"$87.99
Fresh and feminine, this pretty shirt is embellished with floral embroidery on the front as well as on the cuffs. The top is crafted from deep denim blue lyocell rayon to go with just about anything. Whether you dress this top up or down, it is sure to turn heads.
Pastel Pink and Aqua Rayon Print Tie Front Blouse, "Sekar Jagad"$44.99
Short sleeves and a notch collar make this shirt a classic, but the tie waist ensures that it is also on-trend. From Ratu and Devi in Bali, the blouse is crafted from woven rayon with a pretty pink and aqua print. The breezy lightweight fabric is ideal for warmer months. The artisans name their design , which is a traditional batik motif in Indonesia and means "flower world".
Hand Crafted Asymmetrical Blue Modal Top, "Tulip"$47.95
You'll look pretty as a tulip in this royal blue top designed by artisan Janet Molloy in Bali. Hand crafted from smooth, soft modal and just a hint of spandex, the top features a round neckline, long sleeves, and a versatile relaxed fit that's a comfortable as it is stylish.
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