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Indonesian Batik Reversible Jacket
Indonesian Batik Reversible Jacket
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Under the Balinese sun, artisans decorate lengths of fabric using a traditional batik technique developed in the coastal town of Lasem on the neighboring island of Java. Lasem is known for centuries of cross-cultural exchange and immigration with China, and bright red colors are typical of Lasem batik, as seen in this reversible jacket. Lightly quilted and fully finished with pockets and frog closures on both sides. Reverses to a rich aubergine (see online). Golden batik-dyed floral patterns grace both sides. Please accept slight variations due to the nature of the dyeing process.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$119.00
$69.99
Indian Rainbow Paisley Jacket
Indian Rainbow Paisley Jacket
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

Gurgaon is one of India’s fastest growing cities, but family-run craft studios still flourish amid the international businesses that are fueling the economic boom. Our colorful, lightweight jacket is made in one of these studios. Tie-dyed by hand, each jacket is unique, with hand-embroidered paisley patterns on the front and one large paisley motif on the back. Paisley patterns, based on a stylized mango leaf, have been popular ever since merchant sea captains began bringing Indian textiles back to Europe and the U.S. in the 1700s. Two front patch pockets, fully lined.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$99.00
$28.99
Lightweight Nepalese Travel Jacket
Lightweight Nepalese Travel Jacket
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

Artisans working in Kathmandu, Nepal, use a traditional quilting technique called "trapunto" to add the detailing at the shoulders and yoke of this jacket. In trapunto, decorative patterns are sewn with lightweight batting to add texture without bulk. The artisans who make this jacket create the pattern freehand as they guide the garment through a treadle-operated sewing machine. Light enough to wear as a shirt or a jacket, it multiplies your travel wardrobe and helps you pack light. Hip length, with side welt pockets, turn-back cuffs, flattering princess seams, and an adjustable tie back.


Available colors: Black, Natural
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$115.00
Embroidered Miao Linen Jacket
Embroidered Miao Linen Jacket
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

This chocolate-brown jacket is inspired by those worn by Chinese officials in the early 20th century, but in a more relaxed cut. A length of traditional Miao embroidery adorns the placket. The Miao are China’s largest minority group, and are known for their more embellished clothing often depicting flowers and animals. Linen/poly blend with poly lining and micro-suede accents. Frog button closures. Slightly padded shoulders for structure.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$99.00
$24.99
Peacock Reversible Quilted Jacket
Peacock Reversible Quilted Jacket
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

Indian textile traditions date back more than four millennia. Here, artisans carefully screen-print lengths of cotton with a floral pattern. The cloth is dried in the Jodhpur sun before being transformed into this lightly quilted jacket. Hand-dyed and hand-printed in India in the rich turquoise and blue hues of the peacock, the country’s national bird. Button front. Reverses to solid blue (no pockets on the blue side).


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$115.00
Silk Sari Patch Jacket
Silk Sari Patch Jacket
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

Vibrant patches of silk sari fabric are assembled in this one-of-a-kind, reversible jacket. Crafted in Gujarat, in western India, where a double-ikat style of weaving called patola is a specialty of local artisans. The jacket’s shaping comes from a layer of lightweight quilting. Sari patches will vary; reverses to solid red.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$109.00
Bamako Handspun Cotton Reversible Jacket
Bamako Handspun Cotton Reversible Jacket
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

Mali, in western Africa, is the largest cotton producing country in Sub-Saharan Africa, and one of the world's poorest countries. But artisans—especially women cloth dyers—have helped make their culture's famous cotton cloth into a worldwide commodity, bringing much-needed income to this unstable nation.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$115.00
Himalayan Embroidered Silk Jacket
Himalayan Embroidered Silk Jacket
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It’s a tough hours-long hike to India’s Valley of Flowers National Park, and acclimating to the 11,000-14,000-foot altitude takes days. But the effort is worth it for an otherworldly glimpse of alpine meadows thickly blanketed in native flowers. Fortunately our Himalayan Embroidered Silk Jacket requires no such arduous journey to appreciate its heavily embroidered fields of flowers. The front, sleeves, and lower back of this silk jacket are covered with sumptuous embroidery in a chain-stitch style.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$179.00
Quilted Paisley Jacket
Quilted Paisley Jacket
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The Persian pattern we know as paisley first made its way to Europe as Kashmiri shawls, brought by Silk Road traders in the 1700s. Here the pattern decorates a lightly quilted jacket that is embellished by hand with rickrack trim and diminutive metallic studs. Created using a traditional Gujarati print, bindi lace, and rangoli designs. Hand-embroidered and -beaded. Made in India of cotton hand-printed with natural dyes.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$149.00
Taj Mahal Silk Jacket
Taj Mahal Silk Jacket
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, may be the world’s most ornate memorial, built in the 17th century by Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz. Inspired by the intricate inlay work found there, artisans hand-embroidered paisley patterns on the front, back, and sleeves of this flattering black silk jacket. No closure.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$139.00
$41.99
Black Bandhani Jacket
Black Bandhani Jacket
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Textile arts flourish in the rural villages of western India’s Thar Desert: Wide swaths of hand-block-printed fabrics are laid in the sun to dry. Women in Rajasthan create multicolored fabric mosaics using embroidery and appliqué. And artisans throughout the desert region practice bandhani, a deceptively simple tie-dyeing technique. Intricate patterns are created by wrapping the fabric with string before dyeing it. Bandhani cloth is often used for women’s shawls, but here the technique is adapted for a silky collection of travel-ready garments that drape beautifully and multiply your travel wardrobe.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$59.00
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
(Based on 16 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

In a contemporary twist on traditional Irish Aran knitting, our natural ivory cardigan has an asymmetrical wrap style with a single button that creates a cowl-like neck. The textured wool sweaters of the Aran Islands have become a worldwide symbol of Irish culture. The patchwork of different stitches speaks to the ingenuity of generations of knitters.


Available colors: Blue, Natural
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
$62.99
Silvia Hooded Alpaca Vest
Silvia Hooded Alpaca Vest
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

In Charazani, on Bolivia’s western border, there are only two seasons - wet and dry. During the wet season the people harvest flowers and plants that they dry to be used in rain ceremonies through the arid season. The drying process changes the flowers’ colors, with some remaining bright and some fading. These floral hues, along with historic Charazani textiles, inspire the design of this hooded vest. Zip front. Aymara artisans working in La Paz, Bolivia, hand-loom this unique piece using 100% alpaca fiber.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
$48.99