Fabrics that echo the landscapes of their origin

Rani & Reine

Float Tank - Handwoven Kala Cotton - Indigo

Regular price €135,00
Unit price
per 

Rani & Reine

Float Tank - Handwoven Kala Cotton - Indigo

Regular price €135,00
Unit price
per 
36-38
36-38
40-42
44-46
48-50
52-54
Tax included.

Our Float Dress re-imagined as a flirty summer tank top. Indigo butterflies the colour of the sky, scatter across a landscape of pure undyed cotton.

Part of our exclusive Kala cotton collection, this tank is handwoven from a unique old world Indian cotton that is rainfed, which has been revived in the Kachchh Desert of Gujarat. Kala cotton requires no pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.

Wide straps and a shallow V neckline gives you all the breezy comfort on a hot summer's day, and the freedom to move around without gaping. 

The fabric has a breezy soft drape and slightly rustic hand, perfect for summer weather. Natural slubs give it a beautiful depth of character.

Anna pairs it with the Boat Pant , Sea pairs it with the Boat Cropped Pant, and Chu pairs it with thee Boat Pant in seed pod brown. Also available in mustard.  

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*All of our products are limited edition, and are custom dyed, woven and stitched by hand in micro batches. 

STORY

 

The search for a hot weather tank top design that is cooling, but with a strap wide enough to cover bra straps and a flattering fit that provides coverage in all the right places. Loads of fun to wear, with excellent twirl-ability!

The butterfly motif was the result of a collaborative design effort with our weaving partners in Kachchh. Our founder Sarah was familiar with a motif often used in weaving from Bhuj (a village in Gujarat) called damru, a type of two-headed drum. Turned sideways, it could be interpreted as a geometric butterfly. The butterfly theme can be found throughout our first collection, in both woven and block printed motifs - inspired by a Lemon Pansy butterfly that had alighted on a plant one summer at our co-founder Arindam's family home in Guwahati, Assam. 

 

 

FEATURES

Fibre: 100% cotton (Kala)

Kala cotton is an indigenous rainfed cotton from the arid Kachchh region of Gujarat, India. It is farmed without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

Natural Dye: The yarn for the butterfly motifs was hand dyed with natural indigo. The off-white is undyed and unbleached. 

Fabric: Ambar Charkha spun and handwoven in Kachchh, India.

Motif: A regional hand woven extra-weft technique from Bhuj, Kachchh.

Details: French seams, wide straps. Stitched with cotton thread. Pre-shrunk.

Hand sewn by our partners in Madhya Pradesh, India - Kumbaya is a zero-waste manufacturing initiative that provides meaningful employment to women and people with disabilities in one of the most remote, backward and poor regions of India.

Designed in Germany.

 

MEASUREMENTS

 

Anna is 5'5" (166 cm) tall - bust: 86.5 cm, waist: 70.5 cm, hip: 94 cm and is wearing size 36/38 

Seatile is 5'3" (160 cm) tall - bust: 108 cm, waist: 95 cm, hip: 121 cm and is wearing size 44/46 

Chu is 5'9" (173 cm) tall - bust: 92 cm, waist: 75 cm, hip: 96.5 cm and is wearing size 40/42 

Size Chart 

CARE
Wash by hand or machine wash gentle cycle in cool water using a pH neutral detergent. Dry in shade. For detailed information, visit our care page

 

All of our garments come in a protective muslin bag, stitched by the women of Kruti, in the village of Mulshi, Maharashtra. Kruti, a stitching unit run by Anubhuti Social Foundation, provides employment opportunities to women in rural communities, by implementing training programs in tailoring.

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*Colours will appear differently with varied lighting and screens.