The Geeky Baju Project is a series of Southeast Asian garment designs inspired by literature, video games, and films. In this series, I explore the intersection of popular culture with traditional garments as a means of storytelling. More at http://charisloke.com/geekybaju.
(Based on The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle)
SCALED WITH STARS
Discover unknown depths under a jeweled sky.
Hidden star motifs woven into a midnight blue ombre shawl allow you to shine when necessary.
Journey forth with conviction in a batik kaftan.
Loose tunics that can be worn as loungewear or with a belt for a more dressy look, these batik kaftans can be found in local marketplaces.
Break like waves upon the shore with a bolong-bolong breast cloth and indigo wraps.
Breast cloths or kemben are worn on the torso and paired with longer kain.
Where others falter, you bring destruction clad in red.
Ikat textiles are made by resist dyeing the yarns before they are woven into fabric, a labour-intensive technique.