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Traditional Travelling Clothes

 

Indian Patola Travel Shirt
Indian Patola Travel Shirt
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

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
Indian Mandana Travel Shirt
Indian Mandana Travel Shirt
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

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
Korean Garden Travel Jacket
Korean Garden Travel Jacket
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

Like its neighbors in China and Japan, Korea has a remarkable garden culture, with peaceful natural spaces decorating the grounds of temples, palaces, and office parks alike. Our lightweight travel jacket is inspired by the meditative paths and blossoming plum trees found in these serene gardens. A border of hanbok-inspired fabric—Korea’s traditional formal wear—decorates the yoke and cuffs. Made by a Korean-American family-run business in Los Angeles, home to the largest Korean diaspora in the U.S.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$149.00
Men's Traditional Irish Aran Sweater
Men's Traditional Irish Aran Sweater
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters
For hundreds of years, women in the rural villages of the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland have knit natural wool sweaters for their fisherman kin. At weekly gatherings, they examined each other's work and continually invented intricate new stitches. Each of the stitches in this generously sized, traditional Aran sweater represents a facet of fishing culture: the honeycomb stitch for hard work, the cable stitch for safety on the waters, and the basket weave as a wish for a plentiful catch. 100% merino wool. Made in Ireland.
Available colors: Natural
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$139.00
Cotton Aloha Travel Shirt
Cotton Aloha Travel Shirt
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Shirts

Popular nationwide since the 1930s, the aloha shirt reflects Hawaii’s island culture and Japanese cultural influence. Once made from imported kimono fabric, these casual-Friday classics are worn in Hawaii for all but the most formal occasions. The colorful, crease-resistant cotton lawn fabric is breathable and looks polished even in hot or humid weather. Features mother-of-pearl shell buttons. Handmade in Honolulu, Hawaii, by the only American manufacturer of its kind.


Available colors: Blue, Grey
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$89.00
Peruvian Reversible Alpaca Blend Poncho
Peruvian Reversible Alpaca Blend Poncho
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Category: Travel/Travel Clothing and Accessories/Women's Travel Clothing and Accessories

A Peruvian artisan translates Inca glyphs into a knitted pattern in this reversible charcoal gray and black poncho. At the height of the Inca empire, alpaca was reserved for the emperor and high-ranking officials. Today it's a versatile fiber used by everyone in items from blankets and baby carriers to sweaters and ponchos. Its light weight and naturally water-resistant properties make it perfect for travel.


$200.00
$83.99
Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak
Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Scarves and Shawls
Versatile with lightweight warmth, this alpaca-blend cloak is great for travel in changeable climates. Modeled after the Andean ruana, a traditional style of draped cloak, its pattern of red and violet flowers is inspired by the wildlife of the Peruvian mountainside. The generous scarflike cowl neck and button front keep you warm when winds pick up, or on planes and indoors where the air-conditioning isn't under your control. One size fits most.
$129.00
Javanese Flora Beaded Rings
Javanese Flora Beaded Rings
(Based on 10 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Rings and Pins
Indonesian artisans traded beads with Europe during the days of the Roman Empire, and the island's unique beadwork style continues to evolve over the centuries. Inspired by Java's tropical flora and exquisitely beaded formal sarongs, artisans tap into these beading traditions to create this set of ten stretchy, sequined rings in every hue of the rainbow. There is a different ring for every day and mood, or you can share with friends and family. Hand-beaded in Indonesia on comfortable elastic. Colors will vary. Set of 10.
$25.00
Silver-plated Fulani Tribal Earrings
Silver-plated Fulani Tribal Earrings
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Earrings

This traditional West African jewelry is created by Fulani craftsmen in Mali. One of the largest groups of nomadic herders in Africa, the Fulani customarily wore their wealth in the form of gold jewelry that they could carry with them at all times. Based on a design that has been worn for centuries, our lightweight earrings are handcrafted from hammered brass that is plated with sterling silver.


$79.00
$46.99
Four O'Clock Floral Cardigan
Four O'Clock Floral Cardigan
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Shop By/Sale/Clothing/Women's Clothing and Accessories

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
Batik Butterfly Tunic
Batik Butterfly Tunic
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

Artisans in India mimic traditional embroidery patterns by using wax-resist batik to create an ivory-hued design along the neckline, hem, and sleeves of this cotton-knit tunic. Butterflies also decorate the navy and turquoise tie-dyed background. Clear sequins add sparkle to a casual split-V-neck, 3/4-sleeve design.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$39.00
$11.99
Guatemalan Jade and Sterling Silver Earrings
Guatemalan Jade and Sterling Silver Earrings
(Based on 11 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Earrings

Jade has an ancient history not just in Asia, but also in Mesoamerica, where it was used by cultures from the Olmec to the Maya to the Aztec. It symbolized life and death and was used to make figurines, jewelry, and even inlays for teeth.


$59.00
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
(Based on 15 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
Indian Peacock Paisley Tunic
Indian Peacock Paisley Tunic
(Based on 14 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts
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
Land of Five Rivers Embroidered Tunic
Land of Five Rivers Embroidered Tunic
(Based on 15 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts
The Punjab region in northern India is brimming with highly creative artisans who make everything from ornate jewelry to detailed needlework bedding and fabric. This classic tunic represents those decorative arts with subtle tone-on-tone embroidery trimming the neck and cuffs and accented by a scattering of beads across the body and tiny bell buttons at the neckline. This embroidered tunic evolved from a typical Punjabi garment called a kameez, a loose cotton shirt with an airy quality to keep you cool. Made in India.
Available colors: Red, Turquoise, White
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$42.00
$5.99
Kovalam Beach Emboidered Jacket
Kovalam Beach Emboidered Jacket
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

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
Himalayan Earth & Sky Necklace
Himalayan Earth & Sky Necklace
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Necklaces
In Tibet, turquoise (called gyu) and coral are two of the most highly valued materials. Turquoise has been used as currency, and coral is a precious trade object in this landlocked mountainous country. Nomadic people of the region frequently wear many pieces of turquoise and coral jewelry at once, as spiritual protection and as a way to keep their wealth at hand. By pairing faux versions of these stones with carnelian and handmade nickel and silver-plated beads, jewelers living on the Tibetan/Indian border re-create this traditional Himalayan design.
$55.00
$11.99
Tiwanaku Textiles Alpaca Sweater
Tiwanaku Textiles Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 13 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters
In the Bolivian high plains, amid the snowcapped Andes, the pre-Inca Tiwanaku culture thrived for more than 500 years. So far only a fraction of the civilization's ruins have been excavated, yet it has yielded some of the earliest and more remarkably well-preserved textiles found in the Americas. Their art features highly abstracted figures, that originally expressed real places, animals, or cultural events but over time became icons with symbolic meaning. The high degree of abstraction in the art of Tiwanaku has inspired several art historians to compare their art to modern abstract movements, including Cubism. The intricate, interlocked geometric patterns on this alpaca fiber sweater are adapted from woven Tiwanaku tunics made around 500 A.D.
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$178.00
$90.99
Yangtze River Pearl Bracelets
Yangtze River Pearl Bracelets
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

Early in the 20th century, people discovered how to induce the transformation of a grain of sand into an organic gem, the pearl. Since that time, the natural irregularities of baroque cultured pearls have been treasured by women all over the world. These cultured freshwater pearls are available in shades of honeysuckle, goldenrod, lavender, and rose and are strung on generous elastic. The colors of these bracelets coordinate beautifully together or can be worn singly. Read more about pearls in the June 1997 National Geographic.


$29.00
$11.99
Baltic Amber Heart Earrings
Baltic Amber Heart Earrings
(Based on 30 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Earrings
In the Pomeranian region of Poland, translucent amber is a traditional wedding gift. This natural gem, formed over millions of years from the fossilized resin of ancient trees, is shaped into beads and pendants and passed from generation to generation. As a bridal gift, it serves as an amulet of protection from harm. Sterling silver.
$32.00
Men's Irish Donegal Tweed Sweater
Men's Irish Donegal Tweed Sweater
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters
Ireland's northernmost county is a land of peat bogs, sandy beaches, and windswept cliffs. In the shadow of the Blue Stack Mountains, the town of Donegal has been renowned for its handwoven wool sweaters for generations. Woven from wool that is flecked with the colors of Irish earth and sky, this comfortable sweater is hand-knit in blocks of tan and peat, charcoal and heather. Lightweight and insulating, wool is one of the most travel-friendly natural fabrics available and shrugs off Donegal's morning mist with ease. Hand-knit in Ireland.
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$249.00
$76.99
Egyptian Arabesque Gold Earrings
Egyptian Arabesque Gold Earrings
(Based on 18 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Earrings
Arabesque designs—repeating geometric patterns of flowers and animals—are often found in Middle Eastern art and architecture. In Islamic art, these never-ending patterns symbolize a spirituality that extends beyond the visible world. These 24-karat gold-vermeil earrings pair intricate arabesque design with a timeless style. Handmade in Cairo.
$79.00
Indian Rainbow Paisley Jacket
Indian Rainbow Paisley Jacket
(Based on 4 reviews)
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
Victoria Garden Hand-painted Leather Bag
Victoria Garden Hand-painted Leather Bag
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Cultural Bags

Members of the Basu family have been producing vibrant, hand-painted, collectible leather bags in their Kolkata studio for more than 20 years. Colorful flowers and butterflies, inspired by Kolkata’s formal Victoria Garden, decorate this soft and supple handbag. Part of the Anna by Anuschka collection, each is signed on the back. Features inner zip closure, inside zip pocket, two inside patch pockets, outside zip pocket, and outside slot pocket with magnetic clasp. Can be worn over the shoulder or across the body.


$149.00
Greek Fisherman Hat
Greek Fisherman Hat
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Hats

From the ports of Corfu, Greece, to towns with a strong Greek heritage like Tarpon Springs, Florida, this classic fisherman’s hat has been popular since the late 19th century. Now worn around the globe, its old-world feel evokes the lure of the sea no matter how far from the ocean you may be.


Available sizes: 7 1/8, 7 1/4, 7 3/8, 7 1/2
$45.00
Last Emperor Vintage Jade Earrings
Last Emperor Vintage Jade Earrings
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Earrings
These elegant earrings feature 90-year-old jade buttons from the time of the rule of Puyi, China's ''last emperor.'' Bezel-set in 22-karat gold vermeil, they feature dangling tiers of cultured freshwater pearls. Wear an evocative piece of history that symbolizes the end of an era from nearly one century ago. As these are handmade by artisans using vintage buttons, each will vary.
$95.00
$48.99
Men's Grecas Alpaca Sweater
Men's Grecas Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 11 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters
Indigenous Bolivian craftsman translate grecas—repeating geometric patterns—from the traditional garments of the Tarabuco region in this 3/4-zip pullover. The design is an interpretation of barroco mestizo style, in which indigenous and Spanish cultures have struck an aesthetic balance. This lightweight and cozy 100% alpaca sweater is handknit by artisans in Bolivia.
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$189.00
Indian Iris Cardigan
Indian Iris Cardigan
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

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
Celtic Knot Pewter Pendant Watch
Celtic Knot Pewter Pendant Watch
(Based on 15 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Watches

In this twist on the classic pocket watch, a petite timepiece becomes a dramatic pendant. The steel-alloy watch features a Celtic knot etched into the pewter-finished case. Can also be clipped onto a purse using the included carabiner. Crafted by a Birmingham, England, company that has been making pewter since 1797.


$65.00
Fulani Tribal Cuff
Fulani Tribal Cuff
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

This traditional West African jewelry is created by Fulani craftspeople in Mali. One of the largest groups of nomadic herders in Africa, the Fulani customarily wore their wealth in the form of gold jewelry that they could carry with them at all times. Pieces like this, called kwotene kange could weigh up to 300 grams and were the ultimate sign of wealth.


$129.00