Village Artists create unique items of wearable art as they draw and paint their designs by hand on each garment.
Bali is known worldwide for its rich artistic heritage. Near Ubud, the artistic community and cultural center of Bali, a group of artists got together to perfect their art by applying their talent to painting on clothing items. Village Artists create unique items of wearable art as they draw and paint their designs by hand on each garment.
The young men and women of Village Artists have varied backgrounds in art. Many of them started painting because their parents or other family members were artists, so they picked up their paintbrushes at a young age. Later, they discovered a particular talent for drawing or applying color to the canvas. Most were having a difficult time trying to sell their own paintings and had no jobs. The terrorist attacks in Bali left them without a tourist market in which to promote their canvases. They were in dire need of jobs to provide for their families.
The Village Artists work six hours a day in a pleasant, newly constructed open air pavilion, with bamboo blinds on the sides to protect them from the rain when needed. Their patterns are inspired by Bali's lush flora and their exotic colors.
By Arthur Karvan, this delightful caftan features wide kimono sleeves, a deep V-neck and a hidden drawstring at the waist. Its voluptuous Balinese blossoms flourish in black and vanilla on luxurious silk. The motifs are created with the silkscreen technique.....read more
Lavish floral motifs in delicate white on sea blue cover a graceful caftan of sheer, shimmering silk. Insiyah presents this exquisitely feminine design. Traditional hand stamped batik techniques distinguish this original textile.
Perfect for hot weather days, this silk caftan by Insiyah dresses with the elegance of Javanese batik. The hand-stamped composition is known as buketan, a term that generally refers repetitive leafy or floral patterns. In gorgeous blue and white,....read more
Wild lemon and white orchids blossom on the cool black textures of this Balinese caftan, which can also be worn as a sleeveless dress by putting the arms through the shoulder cut outs. Insiyah paints the lavish floral composition by hand on a rayon caftan....read more
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Let your imagination run wild when you slip on a lush silk caftan, inspired by beautiful Indonesian landscapes and culture. Find floral and foliage adorned silk or cotton caftans in earthy greens, yellow, and browns, in all shapes and sizes. Take away the typical gifting guesswork and choose a gorgeous caftan from our one size fits most section for a wonderful present for any woman and occasion. Your gift from NOVICA will also include the life story of the artisan who made the caftan, which will warm the heart of your recipient each time she wears it.
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