Video: Welcome to Kanika Temple Wear

Where Tradition Weaves Into Modern Elegance

At the heart of Kanika lies a story that begins on the enchanting Island of Gods, Bali. This is where our founder, Gaiana, was captivated by a world where daily life dances in harmony with ceremonies, rituals, and an undying devotion to cultural richness. Surrounded by the vibrant expressions of Balinese culture - from the petals of ceremonial flowers to the sacred incense that fills the air - Gaiana found inspiration for what would become Kanika.

Our Origin: A Tapestry of Culture and Passion

Kanika was born from Gaiana’s profound admiration for Bali's intricate cultural tapestry. Influenced by the island's devotion to beauty and spirituality, she envisioned a brand that encapsulates the essence of Bali's rich heritage. Kanika began as a personal exploration, where Gaiana transformed old handwoven Indonesian textiles, known as Ikats, into unique, soulful garments. These initial creations, resonating with the spirit of the land, soon garnered admiration, evolving from personal treasures to a brand that now shares its magic with the world.

Philosophy of Dressing: Beyond Fashion

In Kanika, dressing transcends the conventional. We see it as an art form, a ritual that celebrates the magic, art, and dreams embodied in our clothes. Each piece in our collection is a narrative, woven with patterns and symbols that carry centuries-old songs and stories. Our garments are not just attire; they are an artistic expression of the collective soul of Indonesian villages.

Cultural Connection and Craftsmanship

Embracing Kanika is an experience that connects you to a lineage of ancestral wisdom and consciousness. Our commitment to authenticity and respect for tradition is evident in every piece. We use exclusive, handwoven materials sourced from small Indonesian villages, and each garment is crafted with the reverence it deserves - including being steamed with holy temple water, a testament to our dedication to preserving and celebrating cultural authenticity.

Symbolism and Significance: The Heart of Our Collections

Each pattern in our Ikats collection carries a cultural significance, a story that speaks of peace negotiations of village kings or the everyday life of the Indonesian people. These patterns are not just designs; they are a legacy, a piece of history that adorns the wearer with not just beauty, but also a profound cultural narrative.

Legacy in Every Thread: Our Tenuns and Ikats

Our textiles, revered as Tenuns, are not merely fabrics; they are soulful creations, each telling the story of its ancestors, carrying their heritage and philosophy.

Working with a village of women skilled in the art of ikat, Kanika applies fair trade ethicals that sustain and support local families in their ancient craft.

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Living Life as a Ritual

At Kanika, we believe in the philosophy of life as a continuous, mindful ritual.

Our Medicine Belts, crafted to empower and protect, are symbols of this belief, supporting the wearer's journey towards protection, healing and inner strength.

Each belt comes with a small pocket on the inside with a protection magical stone.

Our Exclusive Collections

Kanika proudly presents two distinct lines - a vintage collection that echoes the timeless beauty of the past and a contemporary line that blends traditional artistry with modern elegance.

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Ikat is a dyeing technique from Indonesia used to pattern textiles that employs resist dyeing on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric.

Our garments are produced in the designer's atelier in Bali, Indonesia under strict fair trade guidelines.

We have a variety of sacred clothes for men and women. They are thoughtful pieces made for all sorts of ceremonies and ritual. From cardigans and Kimonos to dresses, skirts sets and medicine belts. We also have innumerable items for your casual daily magical moments.

We are located in the heart of Ubud, the heritage town of ceremonies in Bali – Indonesia. We ship our products worldwide.

We accept all major credit and debit cards.