indigo shibori scarf silk | arrow

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This silk scarf with a large arrow design is dyed with natural, plant based, indigo. The scarf is stitched, pleated and bound using the shibori technique. First the scarf is dyed and then stitching is taken out, leaving spots where the dye hasn't penetrated, creating these beautiful motifs. The scarves are made from handwoven silk from Rajshahi, a region of Bangladesh famous for its silk. The silkworms are allowed to leave the cocoon naturally before the silk is used. The silk is spun and therefore a little coarser compared to other silks a... Read more
This silk scarf with a large arrow design is dyed with natural, plant based, indigo. The scarf is stitched, pleated and bound using the shibori technique. First the scarf is dyed and then stitching is taken out, leaving spots where the dye hasn't penetrated, creating these beautiful motifs. The scarves are made from handwoven silk from Rajshahi, a region of Bangladesh famous for its silk. The silkworms are allowed to leave the cocoon naturally before the silk is used. The silk is spun and therefore a little coarser compared to other silks and very soft. Size: 54 x 215 cm Material: silk Artisan: Salma The scarves are made in Bangladesh by the Living Blue cooperative. Indigo (indigofera tinctoria) is native to Bangladesh and has been grown for centuries. Living Blue has revived the tradition, thus creating economic activities in the poor Northwest of Bangladesh. Everyone working in the cooperative owns a share and shares in the profits.

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indigo shibori scarf silk | arrow

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Tulsi Crafts is a Dutch business designing fair trade, handmade, recycled and natural accessories and home products together with women in Bangladesh. Our main goal is empowering ...