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Bagh Print Eri Peace Silk Handwoven Scarf/Stole-1

$38 Incl of GST

Peace Eri silk is one of the  most sustainable natural fibers out there. Eri silk comes from Caterpillar of Samoa Ricini, which feeds on Castor plants found in certain parts of Asia. Eri cocoons are open mouthed and do not require the moth to be killed for the process of extraction of fiber. Hence it is also called Ahimsa or non violent silk, a preferable silk for vegans. It has some amazing properties, though it’s not as shiny as other silks and has a rough texture, it is one of the most durable and strong fibres. It has ‘isothermal’ properties so it feels cool in the summer and warm in the winter.  This scarf is petite in width( 13 inch) and is unisex. We had these printed in Bagh with natural colors by Arif Mohmd. Ji. This particular pattern is inspired by ‘Aipam’ ceremonial floor paintings as practiced in our native place of Uttarakhand.

To know more about the maker, process and product please read below in description.

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Fabric: 100% Handspun, Handwoven Eri Silk

Size: approx 175 cm x 34 cm

Colors: Natural Dye Black and Off White

Care: Green dry cleaning is preferable. Separate hand-wash in cold water and mild detergents. Some color may wash off in first few washes. Avoid frequent washing, reverse dry in shade and iron on reverse is recommended to preserve the beauty of this fabric.

Disclaimer: Characteristic imperfections associated with handweaving  and hand block printing 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: Direct from the hand looms of  Latika Ji based in Kamrup Assam. She runs a women weaving cluster employing about 18 artisans in addition to her family who support the business and craft. These were then printed in natural colors in Bagh, Madhya Pradesh by award winning family of Mohmd. Arif Ji and team. His family has been in this craft business for 6 generations. He and his brother are continuing this highly skilled heritage technique.

Bagh Print: Bagh Print is a traditional Indian handicraft originating in Bagh, Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. The process is characterized by naturally sourced pigments and dyes. The most common colors are red and black over a white background. To make the dyes, pigments like ferrous sulfate and alum are boiled in water and mixed with tamarind seed paste to make a paste which acts as black and red dyes respectively.



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