"I wanted to be a professor in the university or in high school and repay my obligation to my home."
"My name is Banlue Lueruang. I come from a family of farmers, but my parents changed their professions when I went to school to learn how to be a merchant. They opened up a small shop, which allowed them to feed us and keep us growing. I studied and graduated from primary school and high school near my hometown. My home province is one of the calmest of the north; I love its nature and scenery. But a change in my life had to come about, as I decided to continue my studies at the university in the Industrial Chemistry department of the science faculty. My grades were very good and I didn't even dream about handicrafts at that time. I wanted to be a professor in the university or in high school and repay my obligation to my home. I think that only those who graduate can raise this country to be healthier.
"However, life cannot be predicted and when I graduated I had to join the army for about a year. Afterwards I applied to become a professor, but the faculty couldn't receive any more professors. But I didn't despair too much. I knew I was going to find a job, and I wanted to learn more. The opportunity arrived when my friend invited me to sell cloth and candles at the market. He is very good at this business and I got to understand the market from this job. Unfortunately, my friend got a new office job and decided to work there. This venture had to end, but I already had something else in mind. Time passed and I began studying job training for the unemployed. During a ceramic course, I met the manager of a ceramic workshop. She invited me to her workshop and I agreed to work with her immediately. But later I had to change my mind again, as I didn't want to be a man working on a salary forever. I decided to leave and start my own workshop. It's hard work but I am very proud.
"I came across Novica when I was recommended by the owner of a workshop, and I have been making cushion covers, along with a host of other decorative textile items - wall hangings, table runners and bedspreads, among others - to sell on the website. My works are carefully made in every detail to achieve the best quality. I line the inside of my cushion covers for stability of form and endurance. The sewing is very good too. You will never see the seams, and I choose only the best cloth. The design is adapted from the ancient style to be modern, and can be used in every occasion."
White ferns floating over warm earth tones cast a spell of cozy relaxation in the design of this robe. Viktoria is inspired by the legendary kimono as she designs this cotton robe featuring the beauty of Balinese batik artistry.
Cool shades of blue evoke a rushing river with water so clear pebbles are visible. Viktoria designs this fresh cotton robe, inspired by the legendary kimono. Patterns are achieved with classic batik techniques for a kimono robe that is elegant and original.
Purple mist caresses a green Javanese forest. Desak Nyoman Parwati explores the nuances of color in an intricate batik design. She crafts this robe with a flattering front-wrap style, wide sleeves and a matching belt for leisure beauty.
Balinese jasmine blooms in profusion on a soft blue robe. Designed by Arthur Karvan, the motifs are created by hand with traditional batik techniques. The short robe features 3/4 length sleeves, and wraps and ties with a belt.
Novica’s collection of women’s robes is one-of-a-kind. Each robe tempts with vibrant colors and lavish patterns as skilled designers go beyond the limits of artistic imagination. Thai robes sewn of cool cotton are ideal as stylish women’s loungewear.
Womens robes from Indonesia range from the classic to modern kimono-like styles that are adorned with batik procedures crafted by hand. Compositions can exalt Bali’s floral exuberance or replicate Java’s traditional batik patterns which were once reserved solely for the courts of Surakarta and Jogyakarta.
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