The Long Shirt is inspired by the traditional Indian dress called the Kurta. This garment has been dyed using the natural plant dye known as indigo. Drawn from the indigo plant, the dye is distinctive in its colour, each shade slightly different and will age beautifully with time. The most interesting hand stitched buttons made from scraps of the fabric line the front of the shirt. Finished with traditional kurta pockets and french seams showing the quality of craftsmanship. This relaxed fit shirt is easy to wear, it can be layered with other garments or worn as a single dress.
This fabric has been block printed by Indian artisans who have been perfecting their craft for 10 generations. The block is carved by hand from Indian Rosewood creating an intricate design. Then the fabric is laid out on long tables and the printing process begins. The craftsman will dip the block in the natural indigo dye then stamp on the length of fabric, repeating this process until the entire length of fabric is covered. Local ingredients are used throughout the process, a beautiful sight to see the lengths of freshly printed fabrics lying out in the sun to dry.
Handmade in India
Fabric: 100% Cotton
Colour: Indigo Stripe Block Print
Availability: Ready to ship