Handmade pure silk midi dress with Peony Ikat design
The Maya Midi Dress is handmade by Rare & Fair's experienced hand-weaving artisans using 100% pure Mulberry silk. The Peony floral design is created by Thai textile artists using the Ikat tie-dye method.
The dress is midi-length with open-back detailing. Self-tie straps at the back creates an elegantly chic and charming look. The mulberry silk fabric is lightweight and breathable, perfect for that summer wedding or special event. Style it with sandal heels in the summer or throw on a cropped blazer or jacket with pointed shoes for that formal look.
- Mulberry Silk
- Peony design created using Ikat tie-dye
- Adjustable straps (self-tie at back)
- 2 side pockets
- Back zipper
Our model, Raduwah, is wearing size XS or UK6. Her measurements are: Height 173 cm, Bust 31", Waist 24", Hips 35" . See 'Size Guide' for further guidance.
If your preferred size is not in stock please select 'made to order'. Your item will be handmade just for you and ready to be shipped in only 5-10 days. Please Whatsapp or Email for further info or to discuss made to measure sizes.
Our pure silk Maya Midi dress is ethically handmade using Ikat sustainable silk. Ikat weaving, known locally as “Mudmee”, is a traditional tie-dye method and the oldest form of pattern weaving in Thailand.
The desired pattern is created by hand-binding pure silk threads with tight wrapping before the dyeing and weaving process commences. This binding process takes time and the extreme skill of the weaver, both of which make Ikat silks prized by textile collectors the world over, slow fashion at it's finest!
Maithong Suranaree Weaving Co-operative are the creators of this beautiful fabric. They are a family co-operative now on their 4th generation of weavers! It’s great to support a co-operative working so tirelessly through generations to preserve the precious skill of ancient Ikat weaving.
By purchasing The Maya Dress, you not only purchase a beautiful item of handmade clothing, but also a piece of pure silk textile art, that helps support the tradition of Ikat dyeing for many years to come. Thank you!
To ensure your sustainable silk retains its charm and beauty for many years to come, we recommend the following:
Take care to avoid extreme heat and direct sunlight when storing the product as this may cause colour fading and/or shrinkage. We recommend storing the product in a cool, shaded and dry place at all times.
Dry-Clean only. For extra care we recommend gentle dry-clean with hydrocarbon solvents, however, general dry-clean is also possible.
As with all natural/hand dyed products, some colour variation within and between items is normal. Natural/hand dyed products may bleed slightly when wet, so please follow cleaning instructions carefully.
Please note, all fabrics woven by hand may come with small knots, yarn pulls or short pieces of thread – these irregularities do not affect the quality or future durability of the product. They act as an authenticity mark of fabric woven by hand and adds to the uniqueness and individualism of our products.