Handmade scarf using ancient bandhani, tie-dye and screen print techniques to create unique work of art.
These colorful scarves are created using ancient tie-dye techniques known as bandhani and shibori. Each design is unique and finished with varied screen print motifs. We consider each of these pieces to be true, handmade works of art!
Bandhani is an ancient Indian textile technique. Painstakingly prepared by master artisans in village textile communities, these designs are created from tightly wrapping puckers of fabric. After the dying process is complete, the fine cotton threads are unraveled to reveal the distinct dimpled, elastic texture of the finished piece. An alternate technique is shibori. This traditional technique uses thread in a different way, isolating many small repeated points on the fabric to produce stunning, detailed designs. The ends of both scarves are then screen printed in various, detailed motifs for contrast and appeal. Depending on the complexity of the design, a single piece can take an artisan community several weeks to complete. We are proud to partner with the skilled craftspeople from the Gujarat region of India who has been creating these stunning shawls for generations.
Indian bandhani started 5000 years ago and is a form of the Japanese Shibori technique. The technique, which is practiced by different cultures around the world, inherently transforms a 2-dimensional cloth into a 3-dimentional surface. Traditionally fabric is folded in half before tying the fabric and dying. It is a multi-step, labor intensive process. The finest bandhani is produced in Rajasthan and Gurat in India.
NOTE: Because of the handmade nature of bandhani, some color and pattern imperfections may occur. This is not considered to be flaws as it is part of the beauty and appeal of these unique designs and a sign of their undeniable handmade nature.
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