Geometric Clothing(127 items)
Welcome to NOVICA's Geometric 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 Geometric Clothing
Beautiful colors and patterns
I am a big fan of Novica s alpaca sweaters, and this one is no exception. The colors are very vibrant and fun, the quality is great, and I m sure I will wear it for many years! For an alpaca sweater, this is a great price too. I highly recommend it!
I love this sweater. It is soft and warm without being bulky. The colors and pattern are beautiful. My 20-year-old daughter borrowed it, and Im not sure I will get it back. So, I may have to order another one. :)
Fernando Cano Alpaca apparel
"If you truly want something in life, you will do all that is within your means to get it."
I was born in 1973 in the district of Macate in Ancash. My parents were engaged in agriculture. I consider myself a very creative man, and very enterprising - I always want to be doing things, to go forward and never to stay behind. I am very active and sociable.... read more
Popular Geometric Clothing
Artisan Crafted Cotton Blend Poncho in Black and Blue, "Seasonal Escape"$49.99
Designed by Alfredo Falcon in Peru, this luxurious poncho offers a much-needed escape. Woven from cotton blend yarns in solid black, this exquisite poncho is decorated at the center with a stripe of subtle geometric patterns in aquamarine and azure.
Grey Tunic Sweater with Multi Color Patterned Sleeves, "Cusco Market in Ash Grey"$49.99
Add a splash color to your wardrobe with this Andes- inspired sweater. The stylish tunic is designed by Peruvian artisan Fernando Cano. The colorful knit sleeves are patterned in striped geometric designs, inspired by Incan artwork. The sweater's longer length makes this piece perfect for pairing with jeans or leggings. Embrace the spirit of the Andes with this unique pullover sweater.
Cotton Tunic Blouse India Handwoven Ikat Embellished, "Waves of Orissa"
Ritu Agnihotri selects a delightful fabric in black, white and gold for this lovely blouse. Before they are placed on the loom, the fibers are carefully tie dyed, in such a way that the patterns emerge during the weaving process. Sequins edge the collar, placket and sleeves, and the tunic closes with hidden hooks and eyes.
Block-Printed Cotton Shirtdress in Indigo from India, "Indigo Zigzags"
In the traditional style of Dabu block printing, white zigzags and indigo diamonds decorate this beautiful Indian shirtdress, which is made from textured jacquard cotton fabric. Jay Kumar Maheswari designs this dress, which features short sleeves and a collared neckline. A button-up front closes this dress, while a belt ties at the front.