"Sevya" is a Sanskrit word that means "caring through service." Sevya is dedicated to preserving the indigenous art forms and cultures of India by supporting the artisan communities who uphold these traditions. All of Sevya's fair trade products are made by artisan groups using centuries-old craft traditions, with the finest natural fibers and materials. Sevya works with artisan cooperatives throughout India to develop contemporary styles and designs that showcase their traditional and eco-friendly methods of handcraft--including hand-loom, block-printing, tie-dye, and embroidery.
Sevya's Embroidered Kimono is hand embroidered by women artisans in Northern India in the shadow-work style known as "Chikankari." Chikankari is a delicate and artfully done hand embroidery that women in this region have been doing for generations. With a comfortable, elegant cut, this fair trade kimono top features fine embroidery and a front open, free size style.
Fabric: 100% cotton
Care Instructions: hand wash cold, hang dry
Sizing: Sevya calls this garment "free size." It is 30" in length in the back (shorter in front) and should fit most people.