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Tree of Life Tussar Silk Scarf

$ 160.00

In India, the concepts of life and death are part of everyday culture.  This Tree of Life scarf with a natural background and a subdued floral pattern celebrates the root of all life and its glorious branches that lead to unexpected places.  Made from Tussar silk by the women of Self Help Enterprises in India, the artisans utilize the the centuries-old Kantha stitching technique that brings layers of fabric together with cotton thread embroidery.

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 stunning scarf will become a prized family heirloom that can be passed down from generation to generation.

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

Measures approximately 21” wide x 70” long. 

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

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