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cotton-silk bandhani scarf - mint

  • Created by tying knots in the fabric in a predetermined pattern and then dyeing. The knots are untied after the fabric has been dyed, washed and dried giving the scarf it's beautiful textured look. This technique of bandhani (India's answer to tie-dye) is very similar to Kanoko shibori, a Japanese tie-dye in which very tiny bits of cloth are bound with thread to create "dots" in a specific pattern. Japanese kimono cloth is dyed this way. 

    • cotton and silk
    • Pattern created by using bandhani (Indian tie-dye) surface design technique. 
    • Creating these scarves is a laborious process as each "dot" is created by pinching the cloth and then tyeing. All the tyeing is done by women
    • Dimensions: 24" x 80"
    • Created in Kuchchh, Gujerat, India by veteran artisans  - brothers Aziz and Suleman Khatri, proprietors of Ababil, a small enterprise based in the rural village of Badli. 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. 
      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. 

    Any variations or irregularities are part of the design and inherent to the production process.

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