Metallic gold and black Bandhani (tie-dye) scarf
This scarf was made by brothers Aziz and Suleman Khatri, proprietors of Ababil, a small enterprise based in the rural village of Badli, Kuchchh, India. Kachchh is well-known for its rich textile tradition. Both Aziz and Suleman are tenth generation "bandhani" artists and are graduates of the Design School "Somaiya Kala Vidya" started by Judy Frater, an American anthropologist and designer. Bandhani is the ancient art of Indian resist-dyeing by wrapping extremely tiny portions of fabric with thread before immersing the cloth in dye. The dye can’t penetrate the areas where the cloth is tied, leaving the background of the fabric untouched and resulting in tiny dots forming a beautiful pattern. The resulting cloth has a textured surface.
Over the last several years the brothers have innovated on traditional bandhani methods to include colors, designs and new techniques such as shibori that have broader appeal in the global market. They have attended the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe multiple times. One of their saris, the "Moon Sari" was exhibited in the Fabrics of India exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2016.
To care for your 100% silk scarf please hand-wash with care and separately in cold water using a mild detergent. Do not soak. Drip dry in shade.