Blue and Green Rayon Morning Garden Batik Long Sleeved Robe, "Daylight Eden"
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Inspired by the morning sky in a garden, Desak Nyoman Parwati creates this stunning robe. She works in tie-dyed rayon that is hand-stamped in a leafy batik motif. It wraps and ties with a matching belt, perfect for a relaxing moment. The robe features on-seam pockets on both sides.
- 0.45 kgs
- 1.0 lbs
- Garment Measurements
- Robe: 129.5 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 114.3 cm Bust x 69.8 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
- Robe: 51" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 45" Bust x 27.5" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
- Belt: 200 cm L x 4 cm W
- Belt: 79" L x 1.6" W
For eleven years Desak worked with a batik artisan learning all aspects of the process, from wax painting to dyeing. From her, she learned not only the art of batik and textile design but also how to care for her workers. In her workshop, Desak and the older artisans generously teach their art to the younger artisans, preserving for another generation this UNESCO cultural treasure.
Desak Nyoman Parwati has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2800 and the most recent for $4000. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of textiles and batik dyes to increase production in time for the holiday season.
Through perseverance, Desak has grown her workshop. She now employs members of her family and give jobs to other artisans in her community.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Desak works hard to care for her three children and does all she can to give them a better life.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
Desak provides for the education of her three children.
"Even Prettier Than Expected"
I really did not expect it to be such a nice piece of art. It is very comfortable. It came in a batik package that is another piece of art. It is kind of exciting tracking its arrival from another country (some would call it deferred gratification. The thank you note from the artist also included how to say some phrases in her language. The only suggestion I have is I wish it included how to take care of the robe so I don't have to look it up.
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