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Folkloric Wear

5 January 2022
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ANA, the First Edition IA - the Romanian Peasant Shirt - designed by Romanian artist Ana Plesa

Since existence yarns made the warp of civilisation, reflecting the dimension in which humanity found itself at the given point in time. The seed that germinated in the fertile soil of our desire to expand Wild Olive Artisans' world, sprouted at the end of 2021 through an encounter with Romanian artist and designer Ana Plesa. Since 2002 she designs under her own label Ana Alexe, clothes with meaning and stories, taken as far as her imagination allows.

We dreamed to have a white shirt, and Ana had already designed one that we absolutely loved, inspired from the Romanian Peasant shirt.

This first shirt is symbolically called ANA and it is a distillation of our philosophy rooted in culture, respect for nature and artisanal work. It is our atemporal suggestion for a slow, better life in harmony with nature. 

It is made from diaphanous 100% cotton batist in one universal size only, in our atelier in Cape Town by our master artisans. It can be both hand or machine washed and does not need ironing. Actually, ironing would take away from its character.

The shirt is only available from our shops in Bucharest and Cape Town, or you can contact us at