Rayon Blend Clothing(31 items)
Welcome to NOVICA's Rayon Blend Clothing Collection designed and crafted for you by talented artisans worldwide.
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Traditional methods of hand crafting robes vary by region, culture, and historical context. Two common techniques that allow artisans to create luxurious, wearable, highly-detailed robes are hand-painting and hand-stitching. In Bali, where the practice of making robes by hand has been passed down for generations, the traditional method of batik is a signature style. The Batik Tulis, for example, is a technique that utilizes wax-resistant dye that is then applied directly to the cloth. It is an intricate, patient process that can produce extraordinarily detailed pieces. Batik Cap is another classic technique where a copper stamp is repeatedly pressed with the wax-resistant dye onto the cloth. This process creates patterns on the garment that are then dip-dyed to saturate color into the unwaxed parts of the robe. Both batik techniques produce unique pieces that represent the incredible talent of our artisans in Bali.
Each region puts its signature mark on its handmade robes. In Thailand, for example, designs featuring geometric patterns and labyrinth motifs are trending. These patterns are hand-woven to create a ruched texture that highlights the intricacy of each garment. From Bali to Java, our artisans have seen their batik motifs become customer favorites. These wearable canvases feature both hand-painted and hand-printed designs, making for vibrant, one-of-a-kind pieces that allow for artisans and customers to showcase their individuality.
The fit, feel, and fabric of a robe should transport you to a place of rest and relaxation. Novicas handmade robes exude comfort, because artisans attend to every detail with painstaking care. Robes made from silk, cotton, or rayon can provide high levels of comfort and versatility. One should look for breathability, absorbency, and versatility when purchasing a robe. Additionally, hypoallergenic fibers, like cotton, can provide comfort to those with sensitive skin. Whether one is looking for a lightweight fabric or a lavishly-woven robe, every handmade piece from Novica artisans brings an expressive twist to new styles and a fresh take on the classics.
Handmade robes are fine, delicate pieces. These garments require a bit more care when it comes to laundering. Hand-washing in cold water always produces the best results. For machine wash, one can use cold water and the delicate cycle. Avoid twisting or harshly handling the fabric, and never use intense heat settings while drying the robe. Air drying while the fibers are laid flat will help to prevent excessive wear on the fabric, as well as preserve the vibrancy of the robes colors. Always dry a batik or hand-painted robe in the shade.
The journey of the traditional robe throughout history is meandering and culturally specific. Here are just a few of the important stops along the way. In Japan, kimonos are an adaptable garment that have been a staple of cultural fashion since the Heian period. The robes from Bali are influenced by the classic Japanese kimono and yukata. The kimono is crafted with silk and worn over many layers in the winter while the yukata is a summer garment made with a single layer of cotton. Both of these styles reflect the artisans' take on a traditional style. In prehistoric Rome, robes were used to identify social status and to signify special ranks within communities. And by the 1700s, dressing gowns were a fashionable piece in the western wardrobe.
The most popular materials for crafting handmade robes are natural fibers such as silk and cotton. Because silk is a light-weight, water-resistant fiber, it provides the wearer a sense of luxury and comfort. Rayon is a natural-based material made up of an organic compound derived from cotton extract or wood pulp. This fiber is extremely durable, breathable, and cost effective. Cotton is celebrated for its comfortability and elasticity, and it provides excellent insulation. These fibers make for garments that exude luxury and relaxation.
Featured Reviews on Rayon Blend Clothing
This gorgeous poncho was a gift for my daughter s birthday. The colors are so beautiful and the fabric is so soft! I see this as a go to item in your wardrobe many times, as this is so versatile. This piece is not sized, but it will fit a plus size figure. It fit me at a 2X and my daughter even better at a 1X. Very pleased with this purchase.
By F Carter
Wonderful, relaxed fit shirt, favorite for events
I bought this for my wife for Christmas. She loves the look and feel of this shirt. Its perfect for parties with black pants. Very well made.
I expected this poncho to be well-made, good quality weaving, warm and yummy to the touch? I was not disappointed. This poncho is all of these things! I did however also expect the colors to approximate the pictures. What I received was a much darker poncho than depicted ? without the gold or red?s as shown in the pictures. I?m used to shopping online and am familiar with monitor differences. As a textile person, I?m also familiar with die lot variances. And as someone who?s been around a while working w/numerous industries, I?m also familiar with Marketing?s constant need to make their products showier & more appealing. This is fine until you set expectations that are too far off what you are delivering.
K'amolon K'i K'ojonel Hand-woven accessories and apparel
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Popular Rayon Blend Clothing
Rayon Jersey Medallion Print Travel Tunic, "Chrysanthemum"$59.99
Easy-care fabric and a long length make this flattering tunic perfect for travel. Adorned all over with a pattern adapted from the autumn chrysanthemum, one of China’s seasonal “Four Gentlemen“ flowers. Features a keyhole neckline with cord trim and slightly flared sleeves.
Please note that pattern placement may vary.
Handmade Navy Cotton Blend Sarong with Batik Print, "Street Lights"$49.99
Evoking the image of glowing street lights on a cloudy night, this navy sarong is hand-stamped in the batik technique with a pastel yellow dot motif. Indonesian artisan Agus Suryanto handcrafts the beautiful sarong, using a comfortable blend of cotton and rayon.
Brown Orange Handmade Cotton Blend Poncho, "Magical Dusk"$119.99
"The colors that we chose for this poncho are inspired by how San Pedro Volcano looks when the sun is setting," say the women of K'amolon K'i K'ojonel, who boast their pride in their classic weaving techniques. Working on a back strap loom, the design of this poncho is at once classic and contemporary . A rich blend of cotton and rayon made from bamboo fiber assures the soft warmth of this trendy poncho in brown, dark red, orange and green.
Since the threads are dyed by the women, please expect slight differences in the color tone and arrangement.