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Sarong Pareo Geometric in block print 100% pure cotton

$36.00

Sarong Pareo Geometric in block print 100% pure cotton. Interested in some fashion history? Once the dress of seafaring peoples of the Malay Peninsula and later appropriated by Hollywood by Hedy Lamarr in White Cargo (1942) and Dorothy Lamour in Road to Bali (1952), the sarong became a presentation of exotic femininity. It was later more widely adopted by Western cultures in the 1990s. The sarong is now admired because it is a comfortable, versatile, and functional cloth. You can tie, knot, or wrap a sarong. Minimalism means living a life filled with rich experiences. The minimalist woman eschews excess and appreciates simplicity. Our fashion partner, Malini, bases their designs on the minimalist philosophy. They design and print all their own fabrics by hand, and honor eco-friendly, fair-trade policies. This pareo, or wrap around skirt, is 100% cotton, and was created through an ancient block printing technique, which entails stamping decorative designs on fabric. The printing blocks are carved in wood by hand. Then the artisan dips the stamps in vegetable-based colors. The process is complex, and involves printing, dyeing, washing, and drying. These steps are repeated for each color in the design. Dimensions are 80X180cm or 31.5 X 70.87 inches.