Suwitra designs and creates elegant wearable art through his unique ability to capture nature's beauty.
Ketut Suwitra was born into a family of rice farmers, their village bordering with a jungle in west Bali. The youngest of four children, he tended to errands with no opportunity for schooling beyond elementary grade level. Long walks through the jungle fostered in Suwitra a deep appreciation for nature, animals, color, and the beauty of the natural world.
Beckoned by the opportunity for employment, at 19, Suwitra, his brother and his sister transmigrated to Sulawesi Island. Yearning for his native Bali, he returned after a year to pursue an interest in the local Balinese arts and crafts.
The colorful fabric market of Denpasar gave him a new sense of design and marketing. His five years there also instilled newfound confidence, and he eagerly seized the opportunity to work and design for a foundation in Bali as their boutique manager.
The lure of the unknown called to him four years later, and he accepted a one year work and study program in the mountains of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He returned to his beloved Bali and soon got back to work. Suwitra designs and creates elegant wearable art through his unique ability to capture nature's beauty.
Suwitra masters batik and silk screening techniques as well as and hand-painted motifs, which he transforms into colorful sarongs, scarves, and stylish, comfortable, clothing.
Glyphs that evoke flowing energy mark the neck and borders of this long tunic blouse. The design is by Jariya Kakaew, who treasures the ancient custom of preparing cotton twine by hand. The brown patterns create a rich contrast against the black cotton....read more
Neeti designs a blouse that is fresh and elegant, sewn from organic cotton. The fabric is handspun by the Women Weaves Charitable Trust. They are sponsored by Sumearth, founded by Neeti to empower women in rural India. The trendy blouse ties with ribbons....read more
Tanya Berry selects black cotton for this charming blouse. Applied to the yoke, an intricate fishnet is crocheted by hand, and flowers flow around the hem to border the short butterfly sleeves. The smock slips over the head.
Delightfully feminine, this tunic by Khun Koy is crafted of chic black cotton. Delicate gray lace, crocheted by hand, adorns the wide neck and sleeves. The pleated smock blouse slips over the head and features pockets on each side.
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