Our dress is crafted from hand-dyed and handwoven organic cotton ikat with a modern grid check pattern. Cut to a regular shape which is defined by the drawstrings at the neck and waist, then finished with side pockets.
The weavers work under master artisan Bikshapati Kolaan in the village of Yellanki in Andhra Pradesh. He has been weaving for over 40 years, following the path of his father. The cotton yarns are carefully bound and dyed to create the pattern, then handwoven to create a soft fabric.
Checked organic cotton ikat. Hand-dyed. Handwoven. Gathered adjustable drawstring neck and waist. Side pockets. Mid-calf length.
Machine wash 40ºC. Dry clean if preferred. 100% cotton.
Made in India.
This fabric is handloom woven. Weaving irregularities are a pleasing characteristic of handloom woven items and should not be considered a fault.
An age-old and complex technique of patterning cloth, whereby the pattern is pre-determined by tie-dyeing the yarn prior to weaving. The characteristic haziness of the pattern that emerges is a pleasing result of this hand process.
Size & Fit
Regular fit. Length: Mid calf. Sleeves: Sleeveless.
Front length from side neck point for a size 8 is 124cm.
Studio model Alex is 5ft 10in/177.5cm tall and is wearing a size 8.