Uma and Leopold have a supreme ability of giving classical shapes and design a modern twist with original handcrafted details, noble materials and textures. Each piece is unique, one of a kind and can take a month for creation.
Crafted by handpicked, gifted local artisans, the delicate beading and meticulous details reflect the brand’s unique handmade techniques. The use of diverse handwork techniques as Kerawang art, embroidery, hand beading and leather weaving reflect the brand’s signature.
THE ARTISAN TECHNIQUES
“There is always so much to be grateful for, to learn, so much to explore, people to meet, techniques to improve and technology to embrace, which I keep open to receive to further Uma and Leopold collections with beauty, creativity, quality and beyond everything else, much love. Terima Kasih Bali”
Kerawang is an art that has been handed down from generation to generation from the 17th century until today. The pattern, design or motif to be embroidered must first be made in a block graph on paper. After that, cut the desired fabric to be used for the base material. Once the fabric is prepared, we remove some layers of thread from the fabric with precision. Once there is enough available space on the cloth, it is ready to be embroidered and the spaces filled with motifs.
Screen printing uses another approach to textile printing.
A screen is made of a piece of mesh stretched over a frame. The technique uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to apply ink onto the material. This traditional technique gives way to a unique result on any plain basic medium, most accurate precision of contours and unmatched color intensity.
Before hand making embroidery, each motive is drawing by hand with precision, according to the pattern of the cloth.