Kokowai drawstring dress - SILK COTTON
Our beautiful drawstring dress is slightly sheer with a beautiful organic print perfect with a slip underneath so light for summer and the drawstrings are adjustable so the neck can sit high wide or lower on the neck - can also be worn either side to show the different prints
Please note this garment is an organic print so each piece is slightly printed on different angles no one piece is printed the same.
Part of our Taonga series, Kokowai is a red coloured clay highly prized by Māori. When dried, ground and mixed with different oils it is used to decorate and preserve structures and in past references known to adorn the body. The laid over tukutuku like patterns is my interpretation of the return of the use of this precious clay, in various contemporary Māori artists of today e.g. the amazing work of Nikau Gabrielle of whom I am a huge fan. ‘Kia mau ki to ahurea Māori’ Hold on to your Māori culture
Fabric - Printed Silk Cotton
Size - ONE SIZE this would fit a small right up to a 14 it is quite narrow fitting
Care - Gentle cool machine wash (in garment bag) dry flat or on a hanger, warm steam iron DO NOT tumble dry
Designed and Made in Rotorua