Maomao was founded in 2015 by Peggy Marlene in Jakarta. It all started when Peggy made linen shirts for her husband’s birthday present. Focussing in relaxed resort wear, Peggy expanded her collection from only using linen to also include exotic materials such as hand block print, cotton, silk and indigo dyed cloth.
Maomao opened her first flagship store in Ubud, Bali in 2015. Located in a charming little street called Jalan Gootama, It became a little jewel of the neighbourhood very soon. In 2017 Maomao expanded its presence in Seminyak area, a famous touristy district of Bali.
The linen cloth we used are imported from Italy, Ireland and Japan. Its premium and fine characteristic ensure our product to be light, comfortable to wear and airy.
Indigo dye is an organic compound with a distinctive blue color. Historically, indigo was a natural dye extracted from plants, and this process was important economically because blue dyes were once rare.
Indigo was used in India, which was also the earliest major center for its production and processing. Indigo, used as a dye, made its way to the Greeks and the Romans, where it was valued as a luxury product.
Indigo is among the oldest dyes to be used for textile dyeing and printing. Many Asian countries, such as India, China, Japan, and Southeast Asian nations have used indigo as a dye (particularly silk dye) for centuries.
Hand Block Print
A skilled block-maker creates the design by hand into hard teak wood, which is then dipped into a tray consisting of vegetable or chemical dyes applied with skilled precision onto yards of stretched fabric.
A separate block is made for each colour in the design, and some fabrics may have up to 500 block repeats in one meter of fabric.
A contrast to the monotony of machine printed textile, hand-block printed fabric possesses a characteristic unevenness that makes each piece unique and unidentical.