Crochet Clothing(37 items)
Welcome to NOVICA's Crochet 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 Crochet Clothing
This will be a sweet poncho for warmer weather
The color is beautiful, it feels great on my skin, and we are warming up and Virginia and I need ponchos that aren?t heavy. This is perfect.. I would buy other colors if there was something as bright and rich is a periwinkle. And the seller sent a lovely note.
Marianella does such beautiful work! My mom used to crochet and she made me and my twin sister red ponchos when we were really little. I always LOVED that red poncho, so I have been wanting a grown up one for a long time. Crochet is such a lost art now in the US. I am so glad to see that artisans like Marianella are still practicing it and creating gorgeous treasures like my red Continents poncho. Im happy that my purchase makes a difference for her. I cant wait until another is in stock so I can get one for my twin sister.
Superb Craftmenship and Quality!
The alpaca blend ruana Cozy Holiday in Tan by Celinda Jaco was beautifully made and beautifully wrapped. I purchased it as a gift and know that I am very likely to purchase additional items in the future that are produced by Celinda for others who will appreciate them!
"My focus now is on creating fine knitwear of top quality, and in so doing sharing with the world the beauty of our culture and our Andean textiles."
"I studied industrial engineering, and that's when I met wife. Since then she’s been my... read more
Popular Crochet Clothing
V-Neck Cotton Floral Paisley Print Top with Crochet Trim, "Paisley Symphony"
Abstract flowers and vines in shades of dark green, russet, and honey brown against an ecru background make this short-sleeved cotton V-neck top a versatile addition to your fall wardrobe. The original design of India's Una Gupta, the top features coordinating crochet detail at the bottom of the sleeves and around the neckline, while shirring below the bustline flatters any figure.
Knit Alpaca Blend Red and Black Poncho, "Inca Claret"$139.99
With bold patterns inspired by Inca textiles, this claret and black poncho is a stunner. Waldo Berrios in Peru designs the poncho, which is knit from soft alpaca blend yarns and accented with hand-crocheted details. An asymmetrical collar provides extra panache.
Lightweight Hand Crocheted Poncho in White from Bali, "White Sanur Shade"$37.99
Ideal for a cover up on the beach or at the pool, this breezy poncho is the work of Kadek Sari of Bali. Hand-crocheted, it features elegant openwork patterns in white. A roomy neckline allows this versatile accessory to dangle around the neck or hang off the shoulder.