Premla Top - Wood violet/Multi

5 star rating
Code # 66C-32

Fair Trade, Made by Utsaah Cooperative
Ready to wear as a top or layered as a light jacket, this V-neck button front Ikat shirt woven in purple with orange highlights has dropped shoulders and short sleeves. Side slits. Generously cut - consider sizing down for a less oversized look.

• Loose Fit/Boxy - Runs large, consider sizing down
• Length: M-L 24"
• V-neck top with button closure
• Drop shoulders, short sleeves
• 100% cotton Ikat

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Model is 5'10" and is wearing a size XS-S

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  • XSMALL-SMALL
  • $78.00
  • Out of Stock
  • MEDIUM-LARGE
  • $78.00
  • WOMEN'S 1W-2W
  • $82.00
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Ikat is an extremely tricky process which produces a unique fabric. Most other fabrics are woven and then dyed, but in ikat the threads are dyed before being woven into cloth. Threads are bundled, tied with a dye–resistant material, and then dyed. The process can be repeated for more colors and complexity. For single ikat only the warp threads undergo this treatment, and the weft are left natural or dyed a solid color. In double ikat both warp and weft threads are bundled and dyed. The goal is to have a planned design come together in the woven piece. If successful, ikat produces designs with a characteristic feathery edge. This look is so prized it is often copied on machine–printed cloth, but there is no substitute for the real thing.

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Apr 16, 2023  |  By Dana D Deane
This shirt is a thicker fabric, so hangs well. It is pretty boxy, so I ordered a small instead of my usual medium, and the small worked well. I have about 10 pieces of clothing from Marketplace. I wear them all Summer and some of them in other seasons, and love them all.

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