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Eri Peace Silk Indigo Handwoven Batik Stole-3

$39 Incl of GST

This stole is a great example of contemporary and fresh design approach rooted in heritage textile techniques that support artisan communities every step of the way. 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.

To learn more about the artisans, process and product please read below in description.

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Description

Fabric: 100% Mill spun, Handwoven Eri Silk

Size: approx 180 cm x 50 cm

Colors: Natural Indigo Blue

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  Utpal and his mother Debojani Ji based in Nalbari, Assam. Utpal ji, his mother and wife all three weave in the family. These were then hand printed in Batik technique using natural Indigo dyes, at Shakil ji’s workshop in Gujrat who has carried on this heritage technique practiced by 6 previous generations in his family. He, along with his family 6 family members and 7 other artisans run the workshop in Mundra, Gujrat. He is infusing this ancient art with his eco-friendly  approach and contemporary design sensibility, it comes as a no surprise then that we hit off with him and it has been a total pleasure interacting and collaborating with him. Please follow our social media accounts for more info about process and artisan stories.

Batik: The typical process for this techniques after the sarees were handwoven looks like this. Design concept starting with hand drawings, converting into digital image, hand carving wood block, printing with hot wax over bed of damp sand, Vat dyeing in natural Indigo, hot water bath to remove wax which is collected and reused, washing, drying and steam iron.

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