Blue Robes(48 items)
Welcome to NOVICA's Blue Robe 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 Blue Robes
Love my new robe
Very pretty robe with blue, purple and green. Feels very soft and light weight when wearing it. My husband thinks it looks great too. It is generously sized but does not feel like too much fabric. It washes well - I use delicate, cold water and let air dry. I am 5 9” tall so it does not come all the way to my ankles but it is longer than most at pprox 52” from center neck to hem. Thank you Desak Nyoman Parwati for a beautiful robe.
The most beautiful clothing item I own
WOW! This robe is completely perfect in every way. Did I mention it has pockets!?! This is honestly the most beautiful clothing item of any kind that I have ever owned. So much attention to detail and care went into this piece. The colors and Batik are more beautiful than the photos. The photos dont do the piece justice, there is a beautiful ethereal quality to the colors. Green like light shining on leaves in a dense forest, the teal like clear lake water seen from a distance. It feels so special and natural. This is a work of art and couldnt be more perfect, almost like it was made for me! Thank you so much, I really couldnt be happier!
Lovely comfortable robe
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!! It feels beautiful, drapes wonderfully, and makes me feel special when I wear it, which is every day. Cant get much better than that!
Desak Nyoman Parwati Batik robes and decor accents
"I have built my career step by step. I started by asking my neighbors to come to my place to look at my collection...."
Popular Blue Robes
Green and Blue Batik Print Long Sleeved Rayon Robe with Belt, "Ubud Grove"$67.99
Desak Nyoman Parwati explores the sight and sounds of Bali's island of Ubud in this luxurious robe. A batik print is stamped by hand onto the rayon cloth before it is over-dyed in shades of green and blue. This robe includes long sleeves and a matching belt.
Shades of Blue Cotton Hand Crafted Floral Batik Short Robe, "Floating Flowers"$64.99
Nyoman Nadri creates this elegant short robe in cool cotton. A master of the Balinese batik technique, she covers the shaded blue fabric with hand-stamped flowers in midnight blue. The dressing gown has two side pockets. It wraps and ties with a matching belt.
Kimono-Style Rayon Robe in White and Indigo, "Tropical Rain"$239.99
NOVICA artisan Saktut Raitawati and Threads of Life have collaborated to presented this beautiful kimono. The kimono is made from 100% rayon and woven in East Java. It is naturally dyed by Threads of Life using dye plants from indigo () and a mangrove species ().
Blue Batik Flowers Balinese Rayon Short Cross Over Robe, "Gorgeous in Cyan"$59.99
Gorgeous flowers in cerulean blue shower this robe with tropical elegance in a design by Bali's Nyoman Nadri. She creates this graceful rayon robe with wide sleeves and a matching belt. In traditional kimono style, the robe features openings under the arms for adjusting the robe and for ease of movement.