Irla Dress - Black/Multi

4.7 star rating
Code # 67H-33

Fair Trade, Made by Pragati Cooperative
Our favorite empire-waist V-neck kaftan dress, with a jersey knit bodice and dramatic batik blockprint woven skirt. Embroidery detail encircles the waist and cuffs. Generously sized -- one size fits most.

• Oversized Fit/Straight
• Length: 40"
• V-neck kaftan
• Pockets
• One size fits up to 2W
• Batik and Block Print on 100% cotton

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1st Model is 5'9" and usually wears a size Small, 2nd Model is 5'11½", and usually wears a size 2W

Color - Black Print

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Batik Block Printing

The ancient art of Indian block printing includes distinctive regional styles. In all cases it is a labor–intensive, exacting craft. Teak wood blocks are hand carved with a variety of motifs and there is a wooden handle for the artisan to hold while stamping the cloth. The design can be dipped in dye and stamped directly. However, for Batik block printing the design is stamped with a wax resist which will block the dye when the fabric is dipped in dye. Multiple stampings and dyeing can produce complex patterns and colors. The wax is removed by melting it in very hot water, and the melted wax can be reused. Skilled artisans can combine different techniques to create uniquely beautiful fabrics.

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I love most of these garments
May 17, 2024  |  By Bev
Love wearing these dresses that are in the light weight Cotten. The Black Multi would be great in an aqua!

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Apr 6, 2024  |  By Denise
I wore this dress when I was a size higher than now. It's a comfy dress requiring little care; however, the dress overemphasized my breasts, and for this reason I can't recommend it for the top heavy among us.

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Aug 29, 2023  |  By Jane McCune
I have bought several dresses and shirts from this "Market" and they have been consistently Excellent! The fabrics, designs and workmanship (work"woman"ship) is marvelous. I love these clothes and will continue buying for years!!

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