The last time I was in Bali I finally figured it out. Each village has a signature item in their markets – wind chimes to the east and paintings to the west. Amazed by all the talent of the people in this small slice of paradise, I spent more time walking from village to village than I did strolling the white-sanded beaches or trekking up mountains. It certainly wasn't a waste because the day I found this brilliant turquoise and gold batik cloth, I knew I had found a way to bring the spirit of this tropical sanctuary to you.
Batik is both an art and a craft. Its origin predates written record but even today the process hasn't changed much—by using wax to make patterns, artisans handcraft beautiful patterns onto fabric that elicit a sense of the exotic. And as I learned from the happy old man selling his work, legend has it that wavy lines, such as the pattern in our new Karana Batik Collection, indicates higher rank.
Now it’s your turn to accessorize in this flourishing fashion. Our over-sized tote is practical enough for everyday use or even as a beach tote. Take the clutch along when all you need is the bare necessities — like running to the farmer's market or going out for cocktails with friends. The versatile scarf is lightweight enough for year round use and is the perfect way to bring a little worldly flair to your outfit.