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.