All of the Nadya collection is handmade in Bali. The
clothing is always unique as it is made by hand. Mass
production is not in harmony with the Balinese (spirit).
Usually, an item begins with an outline and an idea.
Then the artisans go and create what they thought they
heard! In Bali, people listen to the Gods for direction.
I often show the craftsmen art books and picture books
to help explain my ideas. The result is always clothing
meant to "dazzle the Gods."
Handmade buttons, delicately carved and inlayed with
mother-of-pearl and onyx, add special finishing touches
to many Nadya designs.
Balinese artisans skilled in the traditional arts of
batik and ikat( a method of handweaving textiles) work
at the Puri Naga studios. Marvelous works of wearable
art are created in a relaxed studio (or garden) setting.
There is an underlying conviction that the way to keep
the Gods happy is to celebrate the elements and nature
in general. Everyone is an artist; Everyone knows the
phases of the moon and the colors of the sunset!