Jamdani scarf - indigo khadi, rectangular motifs and purple selvedge
This is a handspun and handwoven cotton scarf. The body is inlaid with tiny recatangular motifs inserted randomly into the khadi weave and white stripes are inalid in the border. It is finished with hand-twisted tassels. This piece in a deep, natural indigo with a purple selvedge and was designed by Arundati, a textile designer and entrepreneur and owner of Asmani by Arundati. This scarf was woven by jamdani weavers in rural West Bengal.
Jamdani is an age-old and laborious weaving technique that dates back to the Mughal era. In this technique, extra-weft supplementary motifs are inlaid by hand into the fabric while the threads are still on the loom. Jamdani is a Persian word dating back to Mughal times - Jam (flower) and Dani (vase).
Material and Dimensions
100% cotton, handspun and handwoven khadi.
One size. Measures 72 by 188 cm (28 by 74”).
Gentle hand wash in cold water. Do not soak. Drip dry in shade.