Cascade Bandhani Scarf
This beautiful cascade scarf is handmade from habotai silk in India by the artists of Sidr Craft using the bandhani technique. The delicate design adds to the sultry flow of this scarf making it a great accent for any outfit.
The artists of Sidr Craft are masters of the bandhani tradition, a method of tying and dyeing fabric practiced in the Kutch region of India by the Khatri community. As this tradition flourishes, the Khatri name has become synonymous with “one who dyes fabric.” The process begins with an artist hand drawing a design on a stencil and perforating it with holes to create the scarf’s pattern. The stencil is then transferred to silk fabric using an indigo solution. Using this guide, artists pinch and tightly tie the fabric with thread, creating a design with intricate knots. Next, the artists dye the fabric, sometimes in multiple immersions, using varying colors. To finish the piece, they remove the threads, revealing differing colors and patterns, and then hem the seams to complete a uniquely textured, silk scarf.
Measures 18 inches by 80 inches (due to textural variations caused by the bandhani process, measurements may vary).
Care: Dry clean only. Do not iron. If the fabric is washed or ironed, the unique, three-dimensional quality of the scarf will be lost, though the beautiful design and color will remain.