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Lou Zeldis

Lou Zeldis is an American who has lived in Indonesia for many years, working with artisans to conserve jewelry and textile traditions (both batik and ikat). The attar vine used in his jewelry pieces is also used in weaving of baskets and other containers, and the tradition is especially well represented on the island of Lombok. He has been producing unique examples of modern handicraft in various mediums using ancient techniques and material, working with living treasure artisans for over a decade in wide-ranging cultural groups around the Indonesian archipelago. He attributes this maniacal need to invent to his theatrical background and meetings with remarkable men and women.

Lou is known for his modern bold motifs both in his jewelry designs and his batiks, where motifs range from images of rice paddies and ivory beads, maps and numbers, to the dome of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In his collaboration on ikats, we see the Tibetan Tiger Rug and Northwest Coast American motifs.

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LOU ZELDIS/RANA HELMI: Cotton Vest

LOU ZELDIS/RANA HELMI: Cotton Vest

A stunning vest - knee-length or below - made using a cotton batik cloth from the Lou Zeldis Collection. The garment itself is designed and created exclusively for The Island Gallery by masterful designer Rana Helmi, an artist celebrated for her exquisite sense of style. Please view the included smaller photos which show off her highly-detailed,...
$625.00

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LOU ZELDIS/RANA HELMI: Silk Tunic, Portal

LOU ZELDIS/RANA HELMI: Silk Tunic, Portal

This gorgeous tunic is made using one of the last unmistakable Portal Motif silk batik cloths from the Lou Zeldis Collection. The garment itself is designed and created exclusively for The Island Gallery by masterful designer Rana Helmi, an artist long noted for her trademark exquisite style and incomparable workmanship. Simply put, this is an...
$625.00

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LOU ZELDIS: Batik Hanging, "Bats!"

LOU ZELDIS: Batik Hanging, "Bats!"

Hand-drawn batik wallhanging in traditional sarong sizing, with natural dyes (indigo and soga bark) on cotton. Dimensions: 96" x 40". Detail shown, with inset display of several of the other wallhangings available in our extensive collection. We have many wonderful Lou Zeldis batiks in the gallery, in a wide variety of motifs and both cotton and...
$395.00

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LOU ZELDIS: Batik: Eye of Africa

LOU ZELDIS: Batik: Eye of Africa

Cotton hand-drawn batik, Eye of Africa. The colors are produced using natural dyes, using soga bark to make the brown hues, indigo for the blue hues, and one applied on top of the other for the black tones. Shown as a vertically-presented wallhanging. Dimensions: 4 x 8 feet (traditional sarong length). We have many wonderful Lou Zeldis batiks in...
$395.00

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LOU ZELDIS: Ikat, "Portal"

LOU ZELDIS: Ikat, "Portal"

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$1,800.00

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LOU ZELDIS: Long Jacket, Flower/Maze Motifs

LOU ZELDIS: Long Jacket, Flower/Maze Motifs

A beautiful long jacket created from Lou Zeldis' unmistakeable hand-drawn batik textiles; design collaboration by Rana Helmi. Reversible, hand-drawn batik in Flower/Maze motifs, all natural dyes, with hand-woven bronze cotton tenum lining.
$945.00

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LOU ZELDIS: Two Wheels Batik

LOU ZELDIS: Two Wheels Batik

A stunning sarong-length wall-hanging from the incomparable Lou Zeldis. Hand-drawn, hand-dyed; white and indigo.
$395.00

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LOU ZELDIS: Unisex Fern Shirt

LOU ZELDIS: Unisex Fern Shirt

Perennial Gallery favorite Lou Zeldis shows his design prowess to great advantage in this wonderful unisex batik shirt, in shades of white, green and black (rear image shown). Wear it alone in warmer months or toss it over a T-shirt when the days turn cool. Lightweight, softly textured muslin cotton. One size.
$148.00

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LOU ZELDIS: Batik Wall Hanging, 1000 Flowers

LOU ZELDIS: Batik Wall Hanging, 1000 Flowers

Hand-drawn batik in traditional sarong sizing, with natural dyes (indigo and soga bark), on 100% cotton. Can be used as a wall hanging, tablecloth or runner, bed linen, curtain, room divider, or as clothing. Dimensions: approximately 96" x 40". We have many wonderful Lou Zeldis batiks in the gallery, in a wide variety of motifs and both cotton and...
$395.00

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LOU ZELDIS: Batik Wall Hanging, 2 Windows

LOU ZELDIS: Batik Wall Hanging, 2 Windows

Hand-drawn batik in traditional sarong sizing, with natural dyes (indigo and soga bark), on 100% cotton. Can be used as a wall hanging, tablecloth or runner, bed linen, curtain, room divider, or as clothing. Dimensions: approximately 96" x 40". We have many wonderful Lou Zeldis batiks in the gallery, in a wide variety of motifs and both cotton and...
$395.00

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