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Tranquil Pond Flight Crepe Silk Scarf

$ 140.00

Sophisticated simplicity fully describes this beautiful black crepe scarf with off-white embroidered cranes and bamboo stalks by the women of Self Help Enterprises of India.  This tranquil scene shows the world’s tallest bird of flight gracefully circling above its habitat. 

Self Help Enterprises artisans use the traditional Kantha stitching technique, a centuries-old running stitch used for joining layers of fabric. The process begins first with the artist drawing the design on paper. Pinholes are then punched along the outlines of the designs. The paper is placed on the fabric and color is dotted through the holes using a cotton ball to form the outline of the design. After the paper is removed, the artist stitches over the dots and fills in the central areas of the design with running stitches. 

This unique piece of folk art is handcrafted and may contain slight variations in color and design which add to its charm.  

Measures approximately 21” wide x 63” long.

"The kantha works are imbued with a sense of serenity."- Shamlu Dudeja of Self Help Enterprises, India

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