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Karnataka Fields Bandhani Scarf

$ 95.00

Escape to the beautiful region of India where sunflowers abound with this whimsical yet sophisticated scarf. Handmade by Sidr Craft artists using the Bandhani technique, its vibrant yellow and rippled and quilted look will have you dancing into breezy spring evenings.

The bandhani tradition is 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.

Dimensions: (due to textural variations caused by the bandhani process, measurements may vary) Measures approximately 72" x 12".

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.

Our art connects our community." - Abduljabbar Khatri of Sidr Craft, India 


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