Malam celebrates the traditional Balineses batik tecnique. Organic Batik handcrafted made of Mangrove and Natural dyes.
Bali, known as the Island of the Gods, is a small tropical island south of the equator between sea, forests and volcanoes.
Malam is produced by using Batik, a traditional Balinese textile technique, whose name derives from “ambatik” which means fabric with many drops. It is a very ancient technique practiced in Indonesia, South India and other regions of South Asia since the fifth century. It was once used for religious ceremonies while it is now widely used in fashion and interior design.
Batik is a fabric, usually a cotton fabric, decorated with an ancient technique that makes Batik one of the main handicraft of Indonesia but also a real expression of art. The fabric is hand woven and made of beeswax and natural dyes such as mangroves and other plants.
Once the design is done, the wax is used to cover the parts not to be colored. Then the fabric is dipped in the dye and once dry the wax is removed in hot water.
For the production of our garments, EFFEI collaborates with Yagasu, an Indonesian no profit organization committed to the development of local crafts and the preservation of cultural traditions.
Material: hand painted cotton
Composition: 100% cotton
Lining: 100% organic cotton
Fit: one size
Washing instructions: cold water handwash.
Any imperfections and differences derive from the cut and craftmanship that make the garment unique.