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Traditional Womens Clothing

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 Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
Women's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
(Based on 8 reviews)
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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. Although the myth that you can identify island families by the stiches in their sweater—like a Scottish tartan—isn't true, every knitter does have her own special patterns, passed down through generations of mothers and grandmothers. At weekly gatherings, they continually invented intricate new stitches.


Available colors: Black, Natural, Red
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
Women's Geiger Classic Austrian Boiled Wool Vest
Women's Geiger Classic Austrian Boiled Wool Vest
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Based on traditional alpine designs, this bold red vest from Geiger is made from 100% pure boiled wool, a process that takes one of nature's most highly insulating, quick-drying fabrics and makes it even warmer and more weather resistant. This unlined vest has two front pockets and buttons that feature the tiny star-shaped edelweiss blossom, the national flower of Austria.


Available sizes: 10, 12, 14, 16, 6, 8
$265.00
$111.99
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
Women's Cerro de Potosi Alpaca Sweater
Women's Cerro de Potosi Alpaca Sweater
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Women in the Potosí region of southern Bolivia typically wear shawls called iliqlla, and according to tradition the pattern identifies the wearer's community. The zig-zagging design of this alpaca cardigan is inspired by these woven shawls, as well as the colors of Andean sky over Cerro de Potosí, a mountain that has yielded rich mines of silver ore since the Spanish conquest.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$189.00
Women's Tyrolean Slippers
Women's Tyrolean Slippers
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Category: Clothing/Footwear/Women's Footwear

Boiled wool is a staple of traditional Tyrolean dress. Warm but breathable, it is durable and naturally water-resistant. Artisans working with a 60-year-old Austrian company hand-embroider these charcoal gray boiled wool slippers with floral motifs. Features a removable orthotic foot bed and latex outsole.


Available sizes: 37, 38, 39, 40
$99.00
$27.99
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 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
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
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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
$19.99
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
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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 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
Aymara Alpaca Sweater
Aymara Alpaca Sweater
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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
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
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 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
$29.99
Heathered Fair Isle Cardigan
Heathered Fair Isle Cardigan
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The multistrand style of knitting known as Fair Isle takes its name from the tiny Scottish island where it originated. The most remote inhabited island in the United Kingdom, Fair Isle is currently home to fewer than 70 people, but its traditional knitting style is known around the world. This yoked cardigan is knit in Peterhead, Scotland, on the northeast coast of the mainland, using 100% merino wool from Ireland.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$199.00
$69.99
Miracle Tree Shirt
Miracle Tree Shirt
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The evergreen neem tree is native to India and Pakistan, where its healing properties give it the nickname of the miracle tree. Neem leaves form the pattern of this embellished tunic. Artisans use a type of resist-dye to create hues that peek out from a black background, and then add embroidery as well as pink sequins for texture and sparkle.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$45.00
$14.99
Lotus Temple Embroidered Jacket
Lotus Temple Embroidered Jacket
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New Delhi’s Lotus Temple is a landmark of contemporary architecture. The striking Bahál'í house of worship was built in 1986 as a dome that mimics an unfolding lotus blossom. Its white concrete “petals” are dramatically lit up at night, and the structure is surrounded by nine ponds and 26 acres of formal gardens.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$159.00
Andean Blossom Alpaca Sweater
Andean Blossom Alpaca Sweater
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For more than 6,000 years, quinoa has been an essential crop in the high altitudes of the Andes—so important that the Inca emperor would sow the first seeds each year using golden tools. The quinoa's flowers are visible across the Altiplano during the growing season and are the inspiration for the pattern on this hand-knit cardigan. Eight distinct shades of 100% alpaca yarn are used to create a field of colorful maroon, blue, and white blossoms on a field of swirling vines. High-loft alpaca fiber has a long Andean history, prized for its softness, lightness, and warmth.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$189.00
Uros Islands Scarf
Uros Islands Scarf
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The Uros are an indigenous South American people whose civilization predates the Inca conquest. Today they continue to live on human-made totora-reed islands on Lake Titicaca and in small communities along the Rio Lauca in Bolivia. This soft alpaca scarf, in a range of muted earth tones, is inspired by millennia-old Uros textiles called mantas, which are simple striped, woven blankets.


$79.00
$19.99
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
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
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
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 White and Lavender Henna Shirt
Indian White and Lavender Henna Shirt
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Graced with patterns unique to the mehndi tradition from India, 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 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
Guarani Alpaca Cardigan
Guarani Alpaca Cardigan
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The Guaraní people are an indigenous cultural group who live in Paraguay and parts of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Bolivia. Before European contact, the seminomadic culture didn’t have a written language. The pattern on this lightweight alpaca cardigan is taken from a pictogram for water found on textiles in the Guaraní Museum of Bolivia. The 3/4-sleeve design features a hand-crocheted border and resin buttons.


Available colors: Blue, Ecru, Violet
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00