BLOCK PRINTED KIMONO
Handmade in India
Fabric: 100% Cotton Hand Block Print
Colour: Natural Dyes
Availability: Ready to ship
The Printed Kimono is inspired by the traditional Japanese design. This jacket draws on the fundamentals of the traditional kimono yet is simplistic in structure and finish. This garment has been dyed using natural dyes drawn from the local ingredients creating muted tones, each shade slightly different and will age beautifully with time. Made from four main pieces the fabric creates a T shape, finished with french seams and a flat collar. A fabric belt allows you to wrap the jacket and tie the belt around your waist. Two large pockets create functionality and comfort. This kimono style layer can be worn for any occasion, thrown over a printed set or wrapped over a monotone look.
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.