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Cotton blouse, 'Varkala Sea' - Hand Woven Blue Cotton Sleeveless Blouse from India

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Hand Woven Blue Cotton Sleeveless Blouse from India, "Varkala Sea"

byIsha Jain: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (117)
Handloomed cotton evokes the blue waters of Varkala beach on the Arabian Sea. By... more

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Handloomed cotton evokes the blue waters of Varkala beach on the Arabian Sea. By Isha Jain, this sleeveless blouse features pleats that cascade from an embroidered yoke with colorful kantha running stitches. Bias binding trims the armholes and scoop neck, and the top fastens with a fabric button at the back.

As is typical of genuine handloomed fabric, there are tiny slubs throughout. This occurs when a thread runs out, and the weaver extends it by twisting a new thread together with the old.

  • 0.10 kgs
  • 0.2 lbs

  • 100% cotton
  • Features a button closure
  • Dry in the shade
  • Hand wash separately in cold water
  • Crisp hand-woven cotton naturally softens after the first few washes
  • Made in India.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Indiaicon info
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117

Kimberly

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06/21/2016

"Very nice, not exactly as shown"

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This actually has multi-colored stitching in front, which I couldn't see in the photo (might be in the description, I didn't check). The color is not as pictured, it is actually a very definite turquoise/teal (greenish blue) and not the denim/royal blue (no green tone) pictured. This seems to be a problem with Novica items in general; I wish their photos were more true. ,i like this item a lot, though, and will enjoy wearing it. A little big in the underarm area (I am a US size 16).

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Mary

From Thermopolis, Wyoming, USA

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09/22/2021

"beautiful blue!"

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The shade of blue is stunning. The pleats and cut are flattering and the fabric is cool for hot days.

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beautiful shade of blue

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  • hot days, casual work wear, running out and about

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Lindy

From Connecticut, USA

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09/10/2021

"Beautiful color"

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This blouse is so comfortable and perfect for warm weather. The material is woven with two different shades of the same color which gives it nice depth. In order to get a good fit around my bust and hips, I had to order a larger size. Everything fit well except for the enormous armholes which looked awful. I was able to take a tuck in the underarm seam and now it looks and feels great. If it werent for that, I would have given five stars. If you want the pleats to be crisp after washing, you will have to iron it.

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Hilary

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06/26/2017

"Cool as a breeze!"

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Well made and beautiful sewing work. Very comfortable for hot summer days. Love the color!

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Donna

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09/30/2021

"Arrived in good shape"

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Love this blouse and color. Very confrontable to wear in hot and humid weather. Very well made! Thank You, Isha

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Mary

From Thermopolis, Wyoming, USA

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09/22/2021

"Flattering fit and cool for summer"

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This has a nice flattering fit because its not hangs loose at the waist so it hides any belly one has and the downward pleats help too The v neckline is just right, not too deep and revealing.

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cool flattering comfortable

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