red, blue and grey silk itajime scarf
This silk itajime (clamp-dyed) shibori scarf has been made by SIDRcraft, an artisan enterprise established in 1992 by brothers Abduljabbar Khatri and Abdullah Khatri and sourced from the House of Wandering Silk (HOWS). Bandhani is a family tradition, and although the previous generation abandoned the craft, the brothers have taken it up again. Bandhani, a form of tying and dyeing cloth is a centuries-old tradition practiced by the Khatri community in Kutch, Gujarat and produces exquisite pattern, design and texture on fabric. Today the brothers produce high-quality bandhani that promotes economic independence for women village artisans and cater to an international clientele. The have recently transfered their traditional bandhani skills to design and create shibori scarves, using the clamp-dyeing or itajime process of resist-dyeing. The pair have received the UNESCO Seal of Excellence for 2006 and 2007, been invited to the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market many times, and been finalists for the International Folk Art Alliance Living Traditions Award.
To care for your 100% silk scarf, please wash separately in cold water, using a mild detergent. Do not soak. Drip dry in shade.