Black And White Polka Dots Cotton Hand-Batik Mandarin Collar Kneelength Shirt
100% Cotton grown in Ghana Slim Fit. Unisex Runs true to size - Non-stretchy fabric Machine Wash Safe. For Extended Lifespan: Hand Wash Cold; Hang Dry. Made in Accra, Ghana.
This shirt is a versatile button down that is a simple elegant addition to your wardrobe. It can be worn as a top over jeans, pants or a skirt and by itself, as a tunic dress. Roll up the sleeves and wear it over your favorite bathing suit as a cool and casual cover up. The shirt combines an exciting and animated pattern with a chic long sleeve silhouette. Lightweight and cotton, the shirt was hand-batiked by our artisans and represents wearable art. Each resulting garment is a one-of-a-kind creation by meticulous Ghanaian artisans. How It's Made THE ART OF HAND BATIKING Studio One Eighty Nine collaborates with artisans in Ghana, in Cape Coast, Accra and Tsatoe to preserve the ancient form of Batik. The cloth is first washed, soaked and beaten with a large mallet. We draw patterns with a pencil that is later carved into their shape in wood or in a sponge. They are then dipped in hot wax, which functions as a dye-resist. The wax is applied using tools such as a sponge or wooden stamp. The artisan mixes dye just as a painter mixes paint to achieve the desired hue. After the cloth is dry, the resist is removed by boiling the cloth. No two pieces of textile will ever be exactly the same, each piece is a work of art, each piece is a painting. It takes 1-2 days to hand-batik fabric for an item such as a dress or a pair of pants. We employ anywhere from 1 - 20 artisans depending on the volume of textile production.