Our Nisha Dress is full length, with pleating at the collar, mother of pearl buttons all the way down, and billowy full-length sleeves with button cuffs that can be rolled as you like. For a cinched silhouette, add the optional tie belt. The block print pattern is handmade from azo free and natural dyes affixed to a hand carved wooden block print custom designed for Lekha. The riviera stripe is made by our NGO partners in Madhya Pradesh using organic cotton and generations-old handlooms. Handmade in India.


Oversized, roomy fit. Model wears XS/S.


    100% cotton. Machine wash cold or hand wash. Lay flat to dry.

    Size Guide

    Size XS / 0,2 S / 4,6 M / 8 L / 10 XL / 12
    BUST 31-33" 33-35" 35-37" 38-40" 40-42"
    WAIST 23-26.5" 26.5-28" 28-30" 30-32" 33-35"
    HIPS 34-36" 36-38" 38-40" 40-42" 42-44"

    Most styles fit true to size. Garment sizes as worn by the model are for reference. For additional fit advice, please reach out to us at


    We’ll process your order within 48 hours of receiving it and will do our best to send it your way as quickly as possible. Please note, however, that shipping and delivery dates are estimates only, not guaranteed. For any assistance with placing your order or with your shipment, please contact us at

    Returns & Exchanges

    Not loving your Lekha? We gladly accept returns made within 14 days of delivery. Items need to be in their original condition, not worn, washed, or sale. Please contact to receive a shipping label. Sale and local New Orleans returns are accepted on a case-by-case basis only. We’ll process refunds within approximately 10 business days of our receipt of your merchandise. Not the right size or color? To make an exchange, we suggest placing a new order and returning the original order for a refund, which ensures that the item you’d like to have is in stock. Please contact us with any questions about returns or exchanges at

    Nisha Dress

    In Tan

    Tie at the waist, leave loose and airy, button or unbutton — the Nisha Dress is ready to suit your every whim.

    Color: tan

    Only 2 pieces in stock!

    Tie at the waist, leave loose and airy, button or unbutton — the Nisha Dress is ready to suit your every whim.

    • Details & Fit

    • FABRIC



    Historic Materials

    Muslin (Mulmul)

    As a very fine cotton, muslin (called mulmul in India) used to be a prized import from India during British rule. Coming from handspun cotton, which is an artisan-focused industry in its own right, it is a thin, breathable, almost weightless fabric that gets softer with each machine wash and tumble dry. Our artisans weave the threads in a “plain weave” technique that is both incredibly soft, yet sturdy enough for long-lasting wear.


    About the Artisan

    The Saheli Women

    This women-owned, slow-fashion clothing atelier and social enterprise in rural India is one of our signature partners. The Saheli Women combat exploitative labor by providing fair wages and a safe working environment, while also empowering women by teaching income-generating skills so they can earn a livelihood and achieve economic independence. From dying fabrics, to garment construction, to embroidery and more, we’ve been working with these talented artisans for over 4 years and are incredibly proud to be a long-term international partner.