Amalfi Block Print Shirt Dress

£245.00
Indigo/Pine
Size: 6

Light cotton/silk, block printed using a mud resist technique by artisans just outside of Jaipur, using real indigo with turmeric. Pull on with a rounded collar. Concealed button placket with top button showing. Gathers and inverted pleats into waist. Swingy skirt. Short sleeves with turned back cuffs. Gathers into back yoke. Side pockets. Mid-calf length. Cotton slip dress.

Details

Machine wash. 82% cotton, 18 % silk.
Made in India.
A deep and ancient dye. There will be colour rub when new but with wash and wear the indigo will fade subtly and beautifully.
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Size & Fit

Length for size 12 is 118.5cm. Regular fit. Mid calf.

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Block Printing

Block printing is a centuries-old craft. Though it might be the simplest and slowest of all textile printing methods, it yields some of the most beautiful results.

The technique demands precision and patience: each block is skilfully hand carved then carefully, laboriously, lined up by eye upon the fabric. It is these human processes that result, inevitably, in slight irregularities. A machine-printed fabric might, by contrast, be perfectly executed, yet it is somehow always a little flat, lacking the inherent liveliness of a hand printed piece.

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