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The Textiles

Bandhani

Bandhani is a tie-dye technique dated back around 5000 years. Men process the dying using organic natural dyes. Training is provided to teach new artisans the correct techniques which in turn improve economic, environmental and social conditions of the rural community.

 

Shisha

Sisha mirror-work embroidery was originally done by the female artisans of a nomadic tribe in the northern deserts of Gujarat, India, roughly 200 miles south from the border to Pakistan. This handcrafted textile is from a tucked away corner of the world, and the very few people left who know how to make it. It is incredible precious - priceless actually - and is available in limited stock only. If sold out, option to pre-order unavailable, as this art is incredibly rare and hard to come by.

 

Shibori

Shibori is the hand-dyed mother of the tie-dye pattern we so love and cherish today. Yes that's right, before you were tie-dying t-shirts in kindergartens, artisans all over Asia were practicing this rich and historic handicraft for centuries. Shibori is a style of tie and dye, originating from the root word "shiboru", the Japanese word meaning "to wring, squeeze, or press". And that's exactly what is done by hand to produce the final textile you see before you. Shibori is an embellishment of cloth through the process of shaping it, then tying it while dying it (yes we rhymed), to create a unique pattern, often in vibrant hues of color. Feast your eyes on the original tie-dye.

 

Weft Ikat

This piece features "weft ikat" handloom artisan craft.Ikat is similar to tie and dye in regards to the use of resist dyeing to produce elaborate patterns. There are many patterns in ikat, ranging from simple symmetrical motifs to geometric shapes to abstract. Ikat can be categorized into three sub-techniques, There are two main types of Ikat craft that are practiced: warp and weft. This item is done in weft Ikat.

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