Indonesian Floral Patterned Black and White Short Robe
Midnight Rose, Indonesian Floral Patterned Black and White Short Robe
Saktut RaitawatiInspired by the legendary elegance of a kimono, Saktut Raitawati designs this original rayon robe. It is adorned with lush rose patterns that are expertly printed with traditional batik techniques....$64.99
Artist: Saktut Raitawati
White Night Lights
Women's Black and White Leaf Print Rayon Wrap Robe
White Night Lights, Women's Black and White Leaf Print Rayon Wrap Robe
Size: One Size
Hari and ArthurThis beautiful robe for women is crafted by Hari and Arthur in Bali. The dramatic silk screen printed abstract leaf pattern in black and white complements the smoothly draping rayon fabric. The...$69.99
White Swirls on Black Rayon Short Robe
Sensational Swirls, White Swirls on Black Rayon Short Robe
Nyoman NadriNyoman Nadri creates this elegant short robe in light and supple rayon. She creates the robe with wide sleeves and a matching belt. In traditional kimono style, the robe features openings under the...$59.99
A Thousand Swirls
Black and White Rayon Robe from Indonesia
A Thousand Swirls, Black and White Rayon Robe from Indonesia
Nyoman NadriCreated by Indonesian artisan Nyoman Nadri, this classy black and white rayon robe features two side pockets, three-quarter length sleeves, and a matching self-tie belt. A swirling snail motif covers...$59.99
Silk Screen White Flowers on Black Rayon Short Robe
Midnight Meadow, Silk Screen White Flowers on Black Rayon Short Robe
Nyoman NadriNyoman Nadri creates this elegant short robe in light and supple rayon. The silk screen print features milk white flowers dancing across a black background. The robe has two pockets and ties with a...$67.99
Black and White Floral Rayon Robe from Indonesia Artisan
Simple Luxury, Black and White Floral Rayon Robe from Indonesia Artisan
Nyoman NadriIndonesian artisan Nyoman Nadri presents an iconic robe with refined white floral patterns set against a luxurious black base. She creates this graceful rayon robe with wide sleeves and a matching...$67.99
Short Black and White Tiger Stripe Print Rayon Wrap Robe
White Tiger, Short Black and White Tiger Stripe Print Rayon Wrap Robe
Size: One Size
Hari and ArthurThis eye-catching robe for women is created by Bali's Hari and Arthur. The dramatic silk screen tiger stripe print in black and white complements the smoothly draping rayon fabric. The classic wrap...$74.99
Silk Screened Black and White Long Women's Rayon Robe
Moonlit Fern, Silk Screened Black and White Long Women's Rayon Robe
Size: One Size
Hari and ArthurThis smashing robe for women is created by Hari and Arthur. The dramatic graphic leaf print in black and white complements the smoothly draping rayon. The classic wrap robe features wide...$79.99
Palm Frond Shadow
Women's Artisan Crafted Black and White Long Silk Robe
Palm Frond Shadow, Women's Artisan Crafted Black and White Long Silk Robe
Size: One Size
Hari and ArthurPalm fronds cast shadows on a robe in white silk. By Hari and Arthur, the motifs are created by hand with the silk screen technique. The long robe features long, flowing sleeves, and wraps and ties...$177.99
Women's Balinese Black and White Patterned Silk Robe
White Night, Women's Balinese Black and White Patterned Silk Robe
Size: One Size
Hari and ArthurTropical motifs in black on white distinguish this elegant robe. By Hari and Arthur, the patterns are created by hand with the silk screen technique. The short robe features voluptuous sleeves, and...$189.99
Black and White Robes(10 items)
Welcome to NOVICA's Black and White Robe 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 Black and White Robes
I just ordered this for myself for spring. Lovely and soft - soft knit white or black nightgown makes this a great ensemble to wear even when company stops by - Im thinking ahead.
Beautiful and Comfortable
I love this robe. Initially I purchased one for a bridal shower gift but then bought myself one after I saw the beautiful and soft material, as well as the comfortable fit. I ended up purchasing a third for another gift. A quality robe that I highly recommend.
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