Khadi-Silk jamdani scarf - coral with stripes inlaid in multiple colors
This is a silk-cotton handwoven scarf with a handspun cotton khadi weft. The border is inlaid with geometric motifs using denser colored thread. It is finished with hand-twisted tassels. This piece is designed by Karomi, a Kolkata-based textile design outfit owned by two sisters. This scarf was handwoven 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
Silk-cotton khadi, handspun cotton khadi weft, and handwoven.
Measures 22" by 72".
Gentle hand wash in cold water. Do not soak. Drip dry in shade.