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.
Thailand's Jariya Kakaew evokes elegant finesse with the design of this sleeveless blouse. It is sewn of cotton and trimmed with traditional patterns hand-embroidered with twine. The back is gathered with elastic for a comfortable fit along, with the....read more
Designed by Ritu Agnihotri, this charming pinafore features paisley motifs in white on white. The scoop neck yoke features machine embroidery, with pin tucks that give the top its graceful shape. The blouse slips over the head.
By Jariya Kakaew, this delightful blouse is created of cool white cotton. The comfortable pullover features a wide scoop neck surrounded by a geometric border. Applied by hand, the patterns are fashioned of cotton twine in shades of brown, peach, grey....read more
Casual and comfortable, this V-neck blouse closes with a button and a perky bow that ties in front. The sleeveless smock comes to life in fresh white cotton. Jariya Kakaew adds geometric motifs in light brown cotton twine, applied by hand.
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