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Like jade feathers against a midnight sky, this fascinating batik robe by Desak Nyoman Parwati creates the illusion of a merpati ("pigeon") in flight. Makes for refreshing attire on a warm summer evening.
This handpainted batik robe is a truly original work of art. Sunlight, water, dye and temperature all factor into the look of the finished robe. This should be considered a unique design made especially for you. Colors and pattern placement will vary.
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.
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.
I bought this for my daughter for Christmas and she is delighted with it. She says that everyone who sees her in it absolutely loves it. She also is really glad that it has pockets and is happy every time she puts it on.
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