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Calico Top - Mumbai Cotton Block Print - Botanical

$195.00
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Medium
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A free spirited, single tiered top with ease and flow. Features three-quarter length sleeves and feels so good on the body.

Made with fine handwoven cotton that has been masterfully block printed with natural dyes. Featuring contemporary wood blocks specially cut to imitate distressed painterly techniques, combined with the more familiar play of repeat geometric forms. The handwoven cloth, in combination with natural dyes, glows with an incredible vibrancy and has elegant drape.

Over the centuries, communities of block printers have often migrated. When they do, their designs and ways of working change and evolve. This is certainly true of the Mumbai block printers. Originally dyers from Kachchh, Gujarat, they have taken the art of hand block printing in a completely new direction. Still working with natural dyes and traditional processes, they only work in contemporary designs they themselves create.

Details:

  • 100% fine handwoven cotton.
  • Block printed with natural dyes.
  • 3/4 length sleeves.
  • French seams.
  • Sewn at the Maiwa Studio in India.

*Handwoven fabrics may contain slight variegations that are to be celebrated and are a reminder of the hand craft that created the garment.

A note on fit:

  • Flowing, easy fit.

 

Small: bust up to 38" / length 22".

Medium: bust up to 40" / length 23".

Large: bust up to 43" / length 25".

Model: Sophia is 5’11” bust: 36”, waist: 28”, hip: 40” wearing a size medium.

 

Care Instructions: Hand wash only in cool water. To protect the natural dyes and natural fabric you absolutely must use a pH neutral liquid detergent. Roll in a towel to remove excess moisture and hang to dry.

Some natural dyes are sensitive to citrus.

Recommended detergents: Ecos, Eucalan, Tru Earth or a mild liquid detergent no higher than pH 7

- Tru Earth must dissolve completely in water before adding garments to wash

Note: Indigo is a friendly dye and likes to share its colour. You can expect some colour to rub off on your skin or other clothing for the first part of this garments life. 

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Comfortable, versatile clothing that celebrates natural fibres, natural dyes and hand weaves. Feels great against your skin, while looking effortless and stylish at home or out in the world.

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