This stole (square scarf) is made using the traditional Bhandani technique which is a tie and dye resist method which is similar to the Japanese Shibori technique. Each shape is composed by plucking the cloth with the fingernails into many tiny bindings that form a figurative design. The bindings resist colour during the indigo dyeing process. The art of Bandhani is a highly skilled and labour intensive way of producing patterned textile. To get a deep dark blue colour, the fabric is dipped about 10 to 20 times in a vat of indigo. The more the fabric is dipped in the natural indigo, the darker the blue colour will get. During the dyeing process, no chemicals are added. General wear, use and wash will fade the colour and each product will gain its unique appearance by time.
- 100% cotton
- Made in India
Indigo People was founded when Kiat and Johan encountered artisans struggling to maintain their cultural heritage. It was often the case that mothers and grandmothers lost the ability to pass on the secrets of their craft when children moved to the city to pursue economic opportunities. When they discovered that these skills were about to be lost to the world forever, they started Indigo People to support the talent and skills of traditional craftsmen and share the beauty of their work with the rest of the world.