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Handwoven Clamp Dye Itajime Shibori 300 count Muslin Scarf

$59 Incl of GST

Our clamp dyed scarves are inspired by exotic blooms, we hope these colorful, kaleidoscopic accessories ring in some much needed cheer this season! This is a very special scarf in rare 300 count fine muslin. There are very few spinners and weaver artisans in rural West Bengal who can weave this quality fine muslin. This is a labor intensive process and rural artisans due to low wages often find it economically unsustainable to pursue this kind of spinning and weaving. Climate change is also a factor as spinning and weaving this kind of textile requires higher humidity, so often, artisans work in morning and evenings on finer muslins. Clamp Dyed in Itajime Shibori technique that originated in Japan, by  amazingly talented Abdullah Khatri ji and his team in Kutch. We had very specific color combinations in mind when we approached him for this project, we are delighted with the results!

We hope these remind us to pause and reflect on the many skilled hands that make the ‘Handmade’ possible.   These can be used as headscarf, headband, neck scarf or even as a belt on a dress, so many styling possibilities, one mindfully designed, exquisitely handmade and ethically sourced scarf.

To know more about the makers, materials and process, please read below in description.

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Description

Fabric: 300 count Handspun,  Handwoven Muslin , made of long staple cotton ‘Suvin’ from South India

Size: About 220 cm x 59 cm ( 90 x 23 inches )

Colors: Multicolor, Purple Magenta, Tamarind Orange, Blue

Care: Dry Clean or Handwash with mild detergents.

Disclaimer: Characteristic imperfections associated with handweaving and hand dyeing maybe noticed. This is not a flaw but indicative of handmade process. Despite every effort to showcase each product’s color and design, please note that actual colors may vary due to different device settings and other factors.

Made By: Yarn for this high count muslin is spun by expert women spinners from Phulia, West Bengal, called ‘Catuni’. Then handwoven by weaver artisans in Phulia. Expertly Clamp dyed in Azo Free dyes by Abdullah Khatri ji, whose family has been engaged in Bandhni and tie dye heritage crafts for several generations. Camp Dye or Itajime Shibori is a Japanese clamp resist dyeing method where folded fabric is clamped tightly between carved shape of wood boards and then dyed resulting in interesting patterns on the fabric.

 

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