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Shalimar Garden Paisley Jacket
Shalimar Garden Paisley Jacket
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

The swirling pattern of paisley—in Farsi called boteh, the word for a young flower or palm leaf—evolved from a traditional Kashmiri design. The Silk Road brought Kashmiri shawls to Europe where they became wildly popular. The Scottish mill that was first able to re-create the intricate design was in Paisley, Scotland, and gave the pattern its English name. This lightweight, 100% cotton, open-front jacket is made in India with an allover paisley pattern and hand-beaded accents. The greens, blues, reds, and pinks evoke the flowers in Kashmir's Shalimar Garden, built by 17th-century Mughal emperor Jahangir and famous for its nightly fountain displays.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$89.00
Indian Black and Lavender Henna Shirt
Indian Black and Lavender Henna Shirt
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

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
Silk Sari Patch Jacket
Silk Sari Patch Jacket
(Based on 8 reviews)
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
Miracle Tree Shirt
Miracle Tree Shirt
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

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
Taj Mahal Silk Jacket
Taj Mahal Silk Jacket
(Based on 6 reviews)
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
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 Silk Tunic
Indian Silk Tunic
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

The Calico Museum in Ahmadabad houses India’s most important textile collection. The pattern of this silk-modal-blend tunic, called a kurta, is inspired by the museum’s early-19th-century printed fabrics made for trade with Europe. Hand-sewn pearlescent sequins add sparkle to the split V-neck design.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$79.00
$19.99
Indian White and Lavender Henna Shirt
Indian White and Lavender Henna Shirt
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts
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
(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
Paisley Flutter Tunic
Paisley Flutter Tunic
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

During the 19th century, paisley shawls from India were all the rage in Europe and America. Later, in the early years of the 20th century, women who had inherited their grandmother’s heirloom shawls often refashioned the fabric into dresses and jackets more appropriate for the jazz age. This sheer butterfly-sleeve tunic is made in the same spirit of transformation, and updates a timeless paisley pattern in a contemporary style. Poly georgette with elastic ruching at the waist. Hits at mid-thigh. Camisole not included.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$55.00
$13.99
Indian Boteh Travel Shirt
Indian Boteh Travel Shirt
(Based on 13 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

Intricate, stylized palm leaves unfurl across this silky-smooth, travel-friendly shirt. The pattern is called boteh in Farsi, but Westerners know it as paisley. In wrinkle-resistant 100% rayon with a range of vivid colors, this lightweight 3/4-sleeve shirt is a simple way to extend your travel wardrobe. Side vents at the hem.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$48.00
Black Bandhani Shell
Black Bandhani Shell
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

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
$39.00
Black Bandhani Jacket
Black Bandhani Jacket
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

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
Black Bandhani Dress
Black Bandhani Dress
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

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
$69.00
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
$19.99
Indian Peacock Paisley Tunic
Indian Peacock Paisley Tunic
(Based on 15 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
Madras Plaid Travel Shirt
Madras Plaid Travel Shirt
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Shirts

The Indian city of Madras (now called Chennai) has been home to a cotton textile industry for almost 1,000 years. When Scottish regiments were based in southern India in the early 1800s, Madras textile makers began reproducing the soldiers’ tartan plaids, and today those plaids are synonymous with the Madras fabric.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$58.00
$33.99
Lucknow Embroidered Blouse
Lucknow Embroidered Blouse
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

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)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

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
Indian Lapis and Lavender Henna Shirt
Indian Lapis and Lavender Henna Shirt
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts
Graced with patterns unique to the mehndi tradition from India, this long-sleeved 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.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$65.00
Kovalam Beach Emboidered Jacket
Kovalam Beach Emboidered Jacket
(Based on 4 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
Kullu Socks
Kullu Socks
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Category: Clothing/Accessories/Socks and Gloves

Women working in the Kullu, Lahaul, and Spiti villages of Himachal Pradesh, in northern India, hand knit each pair of these cozy and colorful wool socks. Natural sheep’s wool is accented with colorful geometric patterns in acrylic yarn, inspired by the borders of traditional Kullu shawls and caps. Please allow for variations in each pair of handmade wool socks.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large
$26.00
Mughal Embroidered Tunic
Mughal Embroidered Tunic
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

Chikankari, the traditional embroidery of Lucknow, India, is believed to have been introduced by Nur Jahan, one of the most powerful women of the Mughal Empire. Stitches are worked on the opposite side of the fabric, leaving only a lacy outline on the front, as in our white, 3/4-sleeve tunic.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$59.00
$39.99