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We're a fair trade fashion brand that heroes global textile traditions and supports native artisan communities.

NeelKamal Skirt

& Udaipur

Block printing is the earliest, simplest, and most time consuming of all methods of textile printing in India. First, woodworkers hand-carve intricate patterns into blocks of dense rosewood. The blocks are then dipped in vegetable dye and firmly pressed onto stretched fabric with precise repetition. Once the pattern fills the entire length of the fabric, it is dried in the sun, rolled in newspapers, and steamed in special boilers. Then they're washed, dried in the sun again, and ironed. Each of these steps lock the pigments into the fabric, making the colors rich and vibrant. The process is long, but the results have a tactile, artistic, no-one-else-has-this-exact-pattern kind of quality.

NeelKamal Skirt

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NeelKamal Skirt

95.00

Don't call me blue. The NeelKamal Skirt is a playful circle skirt with hidden pockets. Why? Because we've never met a gal who doesn't love pockets. It also has a hidden side zipper and hook closure. Made from natural materials, 50% silk, 50% cotton, organic vegetable dye and stamped with real brass. Hand-wash separately.

S -- Waist: 26.5" Hips: 36.5"

M -- Waist: 29" Hips: 39" 

L -- Waist: 31.5" Hips: 41.5"

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& THE MULTANI FAMILY

Our & Udaipur line is the result of a collaboration with the Multani family. The Multani's have practiced the ancient art of block printing for nearly five centuries. Son, Raj currently trains under the careful watch of his master craftsman father, Yaqoob.

The lotus pattern found on this piece was hand-carved by Yaqoob's grandfather and hadn't been used in several decades until we selected it for this skirt.