Variety of Stripes
Striped Block-Printed Cotton Tunic with Kantha Stitching
Variety of Stripes, Striped Block-Printed Cotton Tunic with Kantha Stitching
Ritu AgnihotriIn hues of snow white and alabaster, vertical and horizontal stripes combine with intricate zigzags to decorate this subtle, yet fun tunic from India. Ritu Agnihotri designs this tunic, which is made...$59.99
Artist: Ritu Agnihotri
Block-Printed Cotton Shirtdress from India
Dusky Elegance, Block-Printed Cotton Shirtdress from India
Ritu AgnihotriEvoking the elegance of dusk, this cotton shirtdress features intricate designs and stripes in black over light cadet blue, applied using the traditional block-printing method. Indian artisan Ritu...$69.99
Artist: Ritu Agnihotri
Printed White and Indigo Viscose Sleeveless Top from India
Happy Vines, Printed White and Indigo Viscose Sleeveless Top from India
Shashi SehgalThis beautifully feminine printed blouse enchants with its tranquil leafy vine pattern that makes its way across the front and back of the blouse. Using screen-printing, designer Shashi Sehgal creates...
Artist: Shashi Sehgal
Black Viscose Blend Jersey Tank Top
Elemental Comfort, Black Viscose Blend Jersey Tank Top
NOVICA & National Geographic Travel CollectionWhether you pair it with the 'Soutache Garden' floral top (ID 376070) or wear it alone, you'll find yourself reaching for this versatile tank top again and again. The top is made of viscose and...$20
Beaded Cotton Block Print Sleeveless Dress with Sequins
Golden Magic, Beaded Cotton Block Print Sleeveless Dress with Sequins
Vijay SinghGolden block prints are a hallmark of Vijay Singh's designs. Blooming on white cotton, flowers are accentuated with beads and sequins to border this delightful sleeveless dress. It slips over the...
Artist: Vijay Singh
Teal Rayon Batik Women's Top with Hi Low Hem
Teal Floral, Teal Rayon Batik Women's Top with Hi Low Hem
Ketut SuwitraDark taupe flowers bloom profusely on a field of teal on this cap-sleeved blouse from Bali's Ketut Suwitra. The beautifully draping rayon fabric is hand-stamped with a floral batik pattern using...$44.99
Artist: Ketut Suwitra
Balinese Black Cotton Knee Length Sundress
Balinese Night, Balinese Black Cotton Knee Length Sundress
Hari and ArthurBlack evokes the serene night sky over Bali. By Hari and Arthur, this delightful sundress features diagonal ruffles that swirl around the body. Its classic V-neck and easy fit make this design a...
Sleeveless Cotton and Linen Blend Blouse
Ivory Whisper, Sleeveless Cotton and Linen Blend Blouse
Shashi SehgalCool and effortless, this sleeveless blouse from Shashi Sehgal is just what your closet needs. The ivory top is crafted from a lightweight cotton and linen blend and accented at the neckline with tiny...
Artist: Shashi Sehgal
Batik Cotton Knee Length Dress in Pale Yellow
Balinese Shadow, Batik Cotton Knee Length Dress in Pale Yellow
Hari and ArthurHand-stamped batik evokes the night sea with voluptuous waves in black on beige. By Hari and Arthur, this delightful sundress features diagonal ruffles that swirl around the body. Its V-neck and easy...$89.99
Snow White Beauty
100% Cotton Laced Blouse Short Sleeves Snow White from India
Snow White Beauty, 100% Cotton Laced Blouse Short Sleeves Snow White from India
Amit JainDesigned by Amit Jain, this cotton blouse from India is lightweight and adorable. The tunic features delicate lace work across the breast, tying at the elbow-length sleeves and buttoning up at the...
Artist: Amit Jain
Hand Crafted Batik Cotton Dress with Tiered Ruffles
Balinese Sea, Hand Crafted Batik Cotton Dress with Tiered Ruffles
Hari and ArthurHand-stamped batik evokes the sea with voluptuous waves in shades of blue. By Hari and Arthur, this delightful sundress features diagonal ruffles that swirl around the body. Its classic V-neck and...$84.99
Orange Cotton Batik Sundress with Ruffles
Balinese Orange, Orange Cotton Batik Sundress with Ruffles
Hari and ArthurSilk screen blossoms evoke the tropics with voluptuous waves in orange on natural ivory. By Hari and Arthur, this delightful sun dress features diagonal ruffles that swirl around the body. Its V-neck...$69.99
White Cotton Knee Length Sundress from Bali
Balinese Cloud, White Cotton Knee Length Sundress from Bali
Hari and ArthurPristine white evokes fluffy clouds floating on Balinese skies. By Hari and Arthur, this delightful sundress features diagonal ruffles that swirl around the body. Its classic V-neck and easy fit make...
Cotton Batik Sundress with Diagonal Ruffles from Indonesia
Balinese Paradise, Cotton Batik Sundress with Diagonal Ruffles from Indonesia
Hari and ArthurSilk screen blossoms evoke the tropics with voluptuous waves in viridian on white. By Hari and Arthur, this delightful sundress features diagonal ruffles that swirl around the body. Its V-neck and...
Extra Small Clothing(14 items)
Welcome to NOVICA's Extra Small Clothing Collection designed and crafted for you by talented artisans worldwide.
The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
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 Extra Small Clothing
I like the generous cut of the sleeves, the lovely embroidery and the stitching has been done with such care...The size runs true to expectations.... The blouse was packaged beautifully... I am very pleased, would encourage anyone to trust the experience and shall shop with Novica again.... Sincerely, Joan Colmore
Hari and Arthur Batik apparel and decor accents
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