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Women's Zuni Wool Wrap Coat
Women's Zuni Wool Wrap Coat
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Geometric pottery made by the Zuni people, as well as prized Navajo blankets, serve as inspiration for the Utah-based designer of this wool blend wrap coat. Lightweight and unlined, it's the perfect outer layer for cool days, in desert hues of turquoise, red, and orange. Single button in the center with a self-belt.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$189.00
$108.49
Serbian Floral Wool Cardigan
Serbian Floral Wool Cardigan
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Our lightweight black cardigan is graced front and back with floral patterns inspired by the embroidered skirts and aprons found in traditional Serbian dress.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$199.00
$55.99
Indian Iris Cardigan
Indian Iris Cardigan
(Based on 5 reviews)
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Embroidered pink blossoms inspired by the Kumaon Himalaya iris grace this luxuriously soft ivory cardigan. In the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, the flower is known as kombirei, and is used in offerings during the new-year festival of Cheiraoba. Silk blend with nylon, cotton, and spandex to help keep its shape over seasons of travel.


Available colors: Black, Natural
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$79.00
$29.99
St. James Women's French Sailor Boatneck 3/4 Sleeve Cotton Shirt
St. James Women's French Sailor Boatneck 3/4 Sleeve Cotton Shirt
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The iconic navy and white stripes of our Women's French Sailor Boatneck shirt is based on a pattern originally intended for deep sea fishermen in Breton, but that has since been adopted by seafarers and yachtsmen across the ages. The sweaters were originally worn by “marchand d’ail,” sellers of garlic and onions who sailed from Brittany to England with their wares. Eventually the French Navy adopted the tight-knit wool design, but only sailors and new recruits wore stripes—officers alone were permitted to wear solid colors.


Available sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
$95.00
Women's Zuni Wool Scarf
Women's Zuni Wool Scarf
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Geometric pottery made by the Zuni people, as well as prized Navajo blankets, serve as inspiration for the Utah-based designer of this wool blend scarf. Woven in desert colors of turquoise, red, and orange, it adds color to grey winter days no matter where you live.


$49.00
$28.99
Indian Patola Travel Shirt
Indian Patola Travel Shirt
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Patola is a form of double-ikat weaving, meaning that both the warp (vertical) and weft (horizontal) threads are dyed before being strung on the loom. This intricate process results in a bold pattern, often on a red background. It is practiced in many parts of Southeast Asia but is a particular specialty of Gujarat, where silk patola saris are often part of a bride’s trousseau.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$48.00
Aymara Alpaca Sweater
Aymara Alpaca Sweater
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
Indigenous Aymara and Quechua people have raised alpacas for centuries in the high-altitude, windswept Peruvian plains. Its extreme warmth, light weight, and natural resistance to water make alpaca wool an ideal fabric for the frigid winters of the Andean Altiplano. This turquoise-hued cardigan is made by Aymara and Quechua women working in Peru, and features bands of traditional Peruvian textile patterns. With a soft drape and hidden zipper, it combines the travel-friendly qualities of alpaca with a flattering cut.
Available colors: Fuchsia, Turquoise
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$189.00
$69.99
Kovalam Beach Emboidered Jacket
Kovalam Beach Emboidered Jacket
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The waters of Kovalam, on the Arabian Sea in the Indian state of Kerala, are the inspiration for our embroidered cotton jacket. Formerly a sleepy fishing village, Kovalam became popular with backpacking tourists in the 1970s. Traditional paisley patterns swim on a gray and blue background, highlighted with embroidered flowers. Zip front. Side vents. Made in India.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$69.00
$34.99
Indian Cotton Embroidered Shirt
Indian Cotton Embroidered Shirt
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Lace-making is a relatively recent addition to the vast textile history of the Indian subcontinent. In the 1800s, especially in the eastern coastal Godavari regions, lace-making was introduced as way for poor women to earn an income while still being able to stay home and care for their families. The lace insets that grace the shoulders of this cotton shirt are exactly the type of embellishment that women were creating for export more than 200 years ago. The front is also hand- embroidered with floral patterns in white and ivory. Features tabbed 3/4-length sleeves and a relaxed Mandarin-style collar.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$89.00
Indian Mandana Travel Shirt
Indian Mandana Travel Shirt
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In the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, houses are often decorated with mandana paintings. This traditional folk art is often painted on the earthen walls, or on ground in front of one’s home, using red sand, ocher, and chalk powder, and the patterns often allude to Hindu gods, offering prayers for rain, a good harvest, good health, and more.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$48.00
Indian Black and Lavender Henna Shirt
Indian Black and Lavender Henna Shirt
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Graced with patterns unique to India's mehndi tradition, this shirt is soft, lightweight, and versatile. A celebrated part of Indian folk art and culture, the intricate mehndi patterns are created by applying henna to the skin and are traditionally found decorating the hands and feet of brides before their wedding ceremony. 3/4-length sleeves.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$65.00
Indian Peacock Paisley Tunic
Indian Peacock Paisley Tunic
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A paisley print in peacock hues decorates this lightweight, traditional Indian, split-V-neck cotton tunic. 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. This loose-fitting, flattering tunic suits a range of styles with its classic cut and timeless palette. The design may vary based on the cut of the fabric in each individual garment.

Women's sizes S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16-18).


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$39.00
Rajasthani Cotton Blouse
Rajasthani Cotton Blouse
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Our bright cotton blouse is a contemporary, feminine restyling of a traditional men’s kurta. The pattern is silk-screened by hand in vivid orange and red inspired by the bonfires of the springtime Hindu festival of Holi. Button front with Nehru-style collar. Side vents and seam-taped cuffs. Made in India.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$36.00
$7.99
Indian Ikat-inspired Tunic
Indian Ikat-inspired Tunic
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Ikat is a type of weaving where the pattern emerges according to how the warp and weft threads are dyed. This flattering split-V-neck tunic reproduces traditional Indian ikat patterns in easy-care printed cotton. The back of the tunic matches the trim on the neckline, hem, and cuffs.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$59.00
$39.99
Indonesian Tie-Dye Fireworks Shirt
Indonesian Tie-Dye Fireworks Shirt
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Textile artisans in Bali’s capital of Denpasar create this lively, textured-look design by first hand-painting and then hand-dyeing black cotton fabric. After each color of dye is applied, the long-sleeved is dried in the Indonesian sun. Afterward, beaded accents are added by hand.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$78.00
$29.99
Flora Roja Alpaca Cardigan
Flora Roja Alpaca Cardigan
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Combining Inca and Spanish design, Peruvian artisans hand-loom this bold black and red sweater using pure alpaca wool. Baroque Spanish florals mix with geometric Inca patterns, all embellished with hand-embroidered accents. Alpaca wool has kept people warm in the Andes for centuries with its lightweight, insulating fibers. The long, relaxed-fit cardigan has a zip front.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$169.00
$69.99
Rangoli Embroidered Shirt
Rangoli Embroidered Shirt
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Throughout India, Hindu festivals are accompanied by intricate rangoli—designs “painted” on the ground using rice, sand, even flower petals. These auspicious symbols are the inspiration for the embroidered designs on our black travel shirt. At the center of each medallion along the neckline is a small mirror, a traditional part of Diwali decorations in northwestern India. An ideal travel shirt, the soft knit resists wrinkles and drapes beautifully the moment it’s unpacked. Purple seams decorate the front and back.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$69.00
Kantuta Flower Alpaca Cardigan
Kantuta Flower Alpaca Cardigan
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The kantuta is the national flower of Peru. It grows in the tropical yunga forests in the eastern valleys of the Andes. Designs inspired by the kantuta cover this soft alpaca-blend cardigan in two shades of denim blue on a black background. Features a high neck with ruching detail and an invisible zipper.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$179.00
Indonesian Sunflower Applique Shirt
Indonesian Sunflower Applique Shirt
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In Denpasar, the capital of the Indonesian island of Bali, textile artisans adapt traditional techniques like batik and beading to contemporary styles. This long-sleeved turquoise shirt features stamped floral designs with appliquéd ribbons and hand-beaded accents.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$78.00
Indian Rainbow Paisley Jacket
Indian Rainbow Paisley Jacket
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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
Aster Alpaca Sweater
Aster Alpaca Sweater
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In the Andean Altiplano of Peru, artisans have been knitting with soft, lightweight alpaca fiber for centuries. Aymara and Quechua artisans in Peru use an alpaca blend to create a dark brown cardigan with a blue and turquoise pattern of asters flowing from the hem and sleeves. A single bloom graces the back of the sweater. Made entirely on hand looms, the sweater is embellished with hand-knit scalloping at the cuffs and hem, and hand-painted ceramic buttons. Light, soft, easily packable, and wrinkle resistant.


Available colors: Blue, Pink
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$199.00
$69.99
Lily of The Incas Button-Front Chambray Blouse
Lily of The Incas Button-Front Chambray Blouse
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The colorful genus of flowers known as lily of the Incas was the inspiration for the hand-embroidered design of this organic cotton chambray blouse. Peruvian artisans hand-stitch a handful of petite flowers along with a wealth of soutache embroidery and crochet lace details at the bust and cuffs. Button-and-loop closures and a V-neck collar, along with comfortable stretch-knit vertical side panels, make this blouse perfect for work or weekends.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$69.00
Four O'Clock Floral Cardigan
Four O'Clock Floral Cardigan
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The “four o’clock flower” is a type of mirabilis, known for blooming late in the day. It originated in tropical South America, but today this hardy bloom is found everywhere from Pakistan to China to the midwestern U.S. prairies. These bright flowers were the inspiration for our black toreador-style flyaway cardigan.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$139.00
$27.99
Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater
Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 13 reviews)
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Lightweight, warm, and naturally water-resistant alpaca wool has been used for centuries on the Peruvian Altiplano. Here, hand-dyed alpaca is embroidered with baroque motifs inspired by the architecture of Peru’s Jesuit churches. The purple ombré pattern fades from dark to light purple. Hidden front zipper.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$169.00
$89.99
Peacock Reversible Quilted Jacket
Peacock Reversible Quilted Jacket
(Based on 4 reviews)
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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
Lucknow Embroidered Blouse
Lucknow Embroidered Blouse
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Chikan is the traditional white-on-white embroidery of Lucknow in northern India. Artists start by block-printing a design onto the fabric, which they trace using a variety of stitches to create a textured, lacy pattern. This semisheer, short-sleeve blouse features chikan work (chikankari, which literally means “embroidery” in the Urdu language) covering the front, along with a squared neckline and side vents.


Available colors: Blue, Fuchsia, White
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$59.00
$34.99
Indian Flower Burst Tunic
Indian Flower Burst Tunic
(Based on 12 reviews)
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In the early 1900s, Mahatma Gandhi championed a homegrown Indian textile industry as a means of national self-sufficiency. By the 1960s, Indian motifs and textile traditions were inspiring designers around the world. This comfortable tunic combines a classic Indian style with bold floral graphics. Semisheer cotton with a split V-neckline and side vents.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$39.00
$15.99
Jodphur Blue Tunic
Jodphur Blue Tunic
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Our breezy cotton voile tunic is inspired by the indigo-painted rooftops found in Jodhpur, India, near the Mehrangarh Fort. The collar, hem, and cuffs are decorated with delicate, hand-embroidered floral patterns. The style is known in India as a kurta, and features a split V-neck and 3/4-length sleeves.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$48.00
Oruro Carnaval Pima Cotton Cardigan
Oruro Carnaval Pima Cotton Cardigan
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A highlight of Carnaval in Oruro, Bolivia, is the Diablada, an elaborate choreographed dance that dates back to pre-Columbian times. Masked revelers act out a story of good versus evil. Their costumes often include belts decorated with silver coins, a meaningful symbol in this 500-year-old mining city. These overlapping coins are what inspired the pattern on our soft 100% pima cotton cardigan. Button front.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$169.00
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