Fabric: Pure Handwoven Tassar Silk
Size: approx 180 cm x 50 cm
Colors: Natural Indigo, Black and White
Care: Green dry cleaning.
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: This pure tassar silk handwoven stole is a celebration of cloth, nature and culture. Finest quality Vidarbha Tassar is sourced from Sankusare ji who runs a land to loom initiative in responsible seri culture in Maharashtra. 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.