Bata Cahaya Poet Blouse
The Poet Blouse is a charming batik shirt in a relaxed fit and just the right amount of balloon sleeves. A stand collar and slightly curved hem keeps the look polished and versatile.
To the Javanese, the word 'bata', or 'bricks', displays the importance of building a foundation. And to the Chinese traders who arrived on the shores of West Java some six centuries ago, it was a symbol of prosperity.
Balloon sleeves come with elastic cuffs that give the wearer flexibility — wear it long, or above the elbow for maximum puff effect.
Designed one size, recommended for women sizes UK8-UK14.
Aqilah regularly wears UK10
Height: 5'1" (156 cm) | Bust 34"
Waist: 28" | Hip 40"
Measurements across (taken with garment lying flat):
Chest: 22" Length: 25" Armhole opening: 12"
Machine wash on cold to retain its colours and beauty.
- 100% medium weight cotton
- Mother of pearl buttons
- French seam finishing
- Hand stamped batik made by a family of artisans in Solo, Central Java.
About The Brand
Gypsied is a conscious label from Singapore that transforms heritage textiles into beautiful products for a conscious lifestyle. Exploring the intersection of culture and identity in modern times, Gypsied breathes new life into batik and handwoven textiles in their designs. Each product embodies a positive new narrative for today’s women — conscious, thoughtful and open to new experiences.
Since 2013, Gypsied has discovered rural communities in South East Asia where textiles continue to be a vital form of expression and textile-making a way of life. Supporting these guardians of tradition plays a vital role in the brand, as they work to both maintain the region's collective heritage and contribute to a sustainable standard of living for artisans.
Gypsied works closely with textile artisans, textile cooperatives and expert craftsmen. The personal relationships they build and maintain with their partners form a big part of the Gypsied brand today. This process of sourcing and production is in tandem with a climate of growing awareness in ethical production and sustainability.