napa mini in black jamdani

$ 286.00

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HANDMADE EDITION

the napa dress is our swingy fall dress of the season, as comfortable as it is chic.

made of a super fine "jamdani" weave, this fabric is a special form of handloom weaving, known for its "light as air" feel. it is woven in the homes of highly skilled weavers tiny villages in west bengal, outside of the city of kolkata. this is a special fabric native only to this region.  weavers create the mitofs in the fabric, or "buti," using needle and thread while the fabric itself is being woven on the handloom. every part of the process takes place locally and without the aid of electricity. as the motifs are woven by sight, each one varies a bit and varies weaver to weaver. your purchase is helping keep this heritage craft alive and gives crucial work to weavers and their families. 

100% cotton; lined in 100% cotton.

side zip. back tie neck.

comes packed in a reusable fabric pouch.

loose fit in the bodice. alyssa is 5'8" and wears a small.

care: hand wash cold using gentle detergent, drip dry. you can use a warm iron to smooth out any wrinkles. dry cleaning is also an option.