Hand-stamped batik on the dress evokes the night sea with voluptuous waves in black on beige. Designed by Arthur Karvan, this delightful hand-sewn dress features a shirred elasticized top and sleeves that flow into a graceful skirt....more
This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Hand-stamped batik on the dress evokes the night sea with voluptuous waves in black on beige. Designed by Arthur Karvan, this delightful hand-sewn dress features a shirred elasticized top and sleeves that flow into a graceful skirt.
Color: Black, beige
Print: Floral batik
Closure: Slips on
Material: 100-percent cotton
Do not use a dryer
Dry clean or hand wash
Story Behind the Art: Indonesia's Arthur Karvan believes in offering high quality and unique designs. 'My goal is to design original batik of high quality. To do so, I search for the best silk, the best cottons, and the best linen for my work. For me, unexpected results are to be embraced as part of the uniqueness of handcrafted textiles. And I believe that the quality and beauty of my designs comes from the freedom of this approach.'
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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I didn't have a problem with the drape of the skirt. It blouses out just under the smocking, as shown in the picture. It is intended to be off the shoulder but can still be worn with a bra. The pattern of the fabric is bold. It's comfortable, and so I am keeping it for around the house, but my husband says that it looks like an armchair cover.
This dress came in a tiny little bag, actually, a very cute tiny bag, and it was surprisingly not full of wrinkles - good sign for traveling. It is much more lightweight of a fabric than it appears in the ad. The color of the dress I received is so far off from the dress pictured, I arranged to send it back. After receiving my shipping label, I tried the dress on again and really loved it all over again. What a great style! It's comfortable, roomy, looks great with sandals, either flat or heeled. This is a perfect island dress, it can be dressed up or worn casually. Loving the dress, I decided to keep it. However, because another reviewer wrote the color of the dress she received was spot on, I think I might try for the perfect color and so I will send it back.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Not at all
Please tell us about the quality of the product. More casual than you might think from the picture
fabric and print - excellent.
I got a medum- did not expect such a balloony dress that makes me look pregnant and just large. in front and back. Not the most flattering shape. It would be beeter to have less fabric and not sure if a samller size would improve things as te sleeves would not feel comfortable.
The look of the fit get better if the sleeves stay on the lower part of arms so that shoulders are exposed but if you do a lot of movement, sleeves = move up to shoulders. so there is constant adjustment.
I will take to tailors to see how they cna impove the look and fit of this drees as I love the soft fabric and prtint.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent fabric and print
The length should be mid-calf. You can find your sizing guide here: https://help.overstock.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/30overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 4, 2012
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