Baba Cool Dress (Thailand)

Baba Cool Dress (Thailand)

  • From The Chiang Mai Collection.
  • 100% designed and handmade by Sarisa in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Vintage Hmong cotton batik dress in indigo with black cotton trim, folky cotton applique work and a hand-embroidered cotton panel accent with fringe (repurposed from an old skirt). 
  • One size (S-L).
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This dress is adorable. Really lightweight and fun. Vintage cotton batik with fun, patterned applique work, it’s a little folky yet still very elegant. The hand-embroidered and applique-work panel in the front adds an important artistic touch.

More about the designer, Sarisa:

Sarisa is a 33-year clothing designer and vintage textile collecting veteran. If her work at all catches your eye, as I imagine it will, I urge you to read more about her in some of the Chiang Mai stories I wrote for the site, which tells more about her extraordinary spirit and path, from young farm girl to successful clothing designer.

Sarisa creates from the heart, and her love shines through each piece. A woman also after my own heart, she only creates one-of-a-kind pieces. Each garment is regal and sensuous, and can make all kinds of women look and feel beautiful in it. Made from strong, vintage fabrics (typically hemp), these garments have already stood the test of time and are, consequently, as low fuss and practical as they are beautiful. Most of her vintage fabric was made by Hmong women, who are revered for their woven clothing, often richly decorated with embroidery, applique, cutwork, knot work, pom-poms, batik and silver.