sonoma dress in indigo leaf

$ 293.00


this easy summer dress is made of a special lightweight indigo cotton fabric. three ties on the top can be worn undone or all tied up. a button under the arm tailors the fit of the bust but can be worn undone for a more caftan-like fit. 

hand block printed by a family of master printers in bagru, india using natural indigo dye and "dabu" mud printing method, this is a special fabric made with natural dye. mud is stamped to form the pattern and sawdust is applied to create a barrier before the fabric is dipped into a 12' deep indigo vat. once washed and dried in the sun, the indigo and imperfect print appear. the color of the blue varies a bit piece to piece, which is all part of the beauty. 

the unique and imperfect beauty of this dye and printing method comes with special qualities. therefore, careful care is essential to maintain the color and minimize dye transfer. skin transfer is unlikely but possible, and be mindful of transfer to lighter fabrics that might rub against the fabric. fading is normal and adds to the story. 

100% cotton voile. unlined and slightly sheer in sunlight.

mueni wears a small. she is 5'6" and petite. fits true to size with a slimmer fit in the bust. questions or need more measurements? shoot us a note!

measurements from small: 50" long from high point on shoulder; empire waist hits 15" from high point on shoulder; bust 33.5" around; 16.25" across shoulder.

care: hand wash separately in cold water using pH neutral gentle detergent, avoid bleach, air dry away from sunlight. bleeding can occur. you can use a warm iron to smooth out any wrinkles. dry cleaning is also an option.

made in india.