Available on demand
Bodycon mini dress cut in handloom and hand dyed khadi cotton batik.
- slim fitting bodice
- slightly relaxed skirt
- spaghetti adjustable straps
- deep side slit with bartack detail
- straight bust line
- hidden zip back closure
Slim bodice and relaxed skirt for a good comfort and structure.
Model is 177cm and wears size S.
Khadi Cotton Batik
100% Cotton - handloom and hand dyed in plant based pigment
Our Cotton Batik is hand loomed near Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Then, it is hand painted in vegetable pigment obtained from Madder (Manjistha), an ayurvedic, tonic local herb. Alizarin, the organic dye found in the root of the plant, creates the crimson red shade.
Fabric preparation & printing
Fabric is washed to remove any starch, then is soaked in coconut oil for few days.
Excess of oil is removed by boiling the fabric in water and rice stakls ash.
Fabric is dried, cut in size and draped over a screen, ready to be printed.
Wax is applied using a canting or a brush.
Wax dots and solid lines are applied, then the detailed ornamentation, called isen, is filled in. This process is called tulis.
Same process is completed on the back of the fabric.
Fabric is immersed in the 1st color, wax is applied on the areas which are to remain in that color and the cloth is immersed in a second color.
Fabric is soaked in a fixative and placed in a vat of hot water to disolve the wax.
Cold and gentle hand wash.