Handmade Silk Batik Sarong, 'Twilight Cattleya' (Thailand)

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ITEM# 22570394
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    ITEM#: 22570394

    Cattleyas blossom in a feast of colors over the luxurious silk textures of this sarong. From Thailand's Vinita, the versatile sarong is crafted with milenary batik techniques printed by hand in blue, purple and grey.

    Product Features:
    • Dimensions: 64 inches long x 46 inches wide
    • Worldstock Country: Thailand
    • Material: Silk
    • Size: One Size Fits Most
    • Color: Blue, Purple

    Story Behind the Art:
    Hello, My name is Vinita Tongtawat. My first name comes from the combination of my father's (Pinit) and my mother's (Viboonwan) names. Although my name is not defined in the dictionary, I'm very proud of this name. It is the name given by my parents with their love. I was born in Lampang, then moved on to study in Chiang Mai and when I finished high school, I went to study at the College of Fine Arts in Bangkok and completed my bachelor's degree at the Faculty of Fine Art, Silpakorn University. Here I discovered my true identity: I express myself through tangible art, especially by creating unique colors with batik apparel.?My thesis was on batik textiles with a very good combination of colors. It was very beautiful and lively. My work was selected for publication on a pamphlet for The Student's Thesis Work. Much of my beautiful work was purchased by Austrians. All of my pieces selected for exhibition were sold out. I was very grateful for the success I achieved through this.?After graduating in 1983, I married my husband who was a student at my same university. I started to work for a home decor company in Bangkok as a designer. By 1989 we had a small son and daughter, and we decided to follow our dreams for our children to grow in a land of peace, beauty and with a simple lifestyle. Chiang Mai is the city that offered us what we were looking for, plus it is also the center Thai of handicrafts so I started working for a big exporter of?saa?paper when we moved here.?I worked there for some time and then I quit to start my own venture focusing on textile arts. I have the ability to make a good selection of colors for dyeing fibers. The color combinations are beautiful and definitely reflect my identity as well. At the beginning, I studied the color absorbing qualities of each type of fiber in order to get beautiful, stable colors. Some fabrics require pretreatment before dyeing. After that, I started dyeing fabric by doing a few pieces at a time, boiling them in a small old pot.?Once I made sure that I could get beautiful and stable colors, then I started to experiment with some techniques to add texture to the fabric, like waxed batik, tie-dye and stitching. I constantly produce new colors to complete my stock. My designs received good response from customers who loved my work. They started to place orders.?I started with a small pot for dyeing and eventually moved to a big pan with a diameter about the spread of human arms. The one important thing for me is to always mix the dyeing colors myself to get the right color. Before dyeing, I check every piece of fabric to make sure that it is good quality with no defect at all.?Since I studied art, the very first lot of my production reflected quite a lot about myself. I sometimes forget to think about the market demand. My client was trying to help by telling what the market trend was. I tried to change and produce to meet the needs of the market.?I am very happy with what I have achieved so far.

    What is Worldstock?

    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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    Material Silk
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    Color Blue, Purple
    Product Features Handmade
    Worldstock Worldstock
    Dimensions 64-inch long x 46-inch wide
    Model Number 261383
    Country of Origin Thailand

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