Fabric: Organic Desi Kala Cotton
Size: 24 inch x 80 inch
Colors: Dark Purplish Maroon
Care: Gentle cycle machine wash with non-chlorinated detergent or hand-wash in cold water and mild detergents. Some color may wash off in first few washes. Avoid frequent washing, reverse dry in shade to preserve the beauty of this fabric.
Disclaimer: Characteristic imperfections associated with handweaving 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 is handwoven by Ramesh Parbat and his wife Bhanu Ben. He lives in the village called Bhujodi and is part of the local Vankar weaving community. He learned to weave from his father Vankar Parbat who has played an instrumental role in revival and preservation of this heritage craft teaching and encouraging younger weavers to continue and carry this art forward. Ramesh Ji started learning to weave at age 15 and by age 20 he had become proficient. His son age 11, also began to learn to weave from his father, during the pandemic lockdown. Ramesh Ji is highly skilled and has a great eye for color and design, we are collaborating with him on custom designs for Fyoli Fyoli and very pleased to offer a curated collection of his handwoven articles.
Bhujodi: Bhujodi a 500 year old small town, is a major textile center of Kutch, with the vast majority of the inhabitants involved in textile handicrafts. The Vankars of Bhujodi, about 200 of them are primarily involved in cloth weaving. This weaving technique used to be for headgear and shawls and later the weavers started using this weave for other products like shawls, sarees, dupattas, stoles and yardages. This shaft witnessed a major decline in 80s and 90s as demand for these in local markets began to dry up. Gradually, due to concerted efforts of senior weaver artisans, state and center government these textiles were introduced to national audience through craft fairs and national and international fair trades. These woven products are an excellent example of intricate and colorful extra weft weaving technique. The fibres often used are indigenous organic cotton, cotton, wool and silk. Typically the whole household is engaged in the process, while men sit on the loom and weave, women take care of preparing the yarn, setting it up on the loom and finishing the woven articles. The young ones in the family pick up the craft at early age watching and learning from their elders.
Tags: organic cotton, dupatta, casual, wrap, scarf, Maroon, purple, bhujodi,