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A feather-light, long dress in soft, thin organic cotton with a comfortable fit. Ideal for warm days.
The pale yellow color comes from the pigment of the neem leaf. The salmon pink color is obtained with sandalwood extract.
The leaves of the tree Azadrirachta indica (popularly Neem ) are used in India to make many medicinal uses. Especially for skin conditions (psoriasis) and to prevent tooth decay. But Neem is also very popular as a fungus lice and insect repellent. It is used against head lice in humans as well as in plants to prevent fungus growth. Neem is available as an essential oil, it is used to make toothpaste, neem detergent, neem shampoo, and used as a textile dye.
Sandalwood is extracted from a tree that occurs naturally in South India, the region where this dress is also made. The best known is probably the perfume of sandalwood. In India sandal is also used to make makes a paste of it for skin care. Fabric impregnated with sandalwood does not smell like sandal, but it is a blessing for your skin.
The use of medicinal herbs as a dye for clothing is called ayurvastra. All clothing dyed with medicinal herbs has soft shades. They are never hard, saturated colors.
Everything from Via India is pure handicraft. The dimensions are unique per model. The following applies to this garment:
|M (38)||L (40)|| XL (42)