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Cape wild silk hand embroidery azure-mint

Cape wild silk hand embroidery azure-mint
Cape wild silk hand embroidery azure-mint
Cape wild silk hand embroidery azure-mint
Cape wild silk hand embroidery azure-mint
€159,00 Incl. tax
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HO-LOUMAN-KAN
Delivery time:
1-3 days

Wild silk cape in an intense azure hue with a hint of mint green. The cape is hand embroidered with golden yellow yarn. Fair made, zero waste. Read more..

1-3 days
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This unique cape is made of pure wild silk (Tussar silk) and hand embroidered by rural women in West Bengal. They are specialized in Nakshi kantha. That is a traditional basting stitch from the region, composed of motifs influenced by their rural life culture.

Zero waste style

The cape is made from two pieces of fabric which have been sewed at a number of points: the sleeve openings and on the back so that the cape fits well at the shoulders. A very minimalist design without even a small piece of fabric loss during the making. A wonderful example of zero waste design.

Embroidering the process of Nakshi Kantha

Embroidering a cape is a process of several steps. Under the auspices of 60-year-old Takdira Begum, a national winner of her kantha work, skilled female artisans embroider this beautiful fabric by hand.

Design embroidery pattern

The first step in this process is designing the pattern to be embroidered, which is then drawn on tracing paper. This is done by Takdira Begum herself, who also determines the color palette. Then the lines of the pattern are pierced by hand with a pin and the paper is laid over the silk fabric. A paste of chalk and turpentine is rubbed over the paper and seeps through the small holes on the fabric below.

Embroidery at home

Once the pattern lines have been applied to the silk fabric, it is ironed and distributed among the women who take it home and sew the kantha. Once completed, the fabric is hand washed several times to remove any stains and the trace lines.

Wash
Hang outside in damp for the night, or cold Hand Wash with mild detergents (do not wring, scrub, rub )
Dry
Line Dry
Fabric
100 % Wild Tussar silk
Wash
Hang outside in damp for the night, or cold Hand Wash with mild detergents (do not wring, scrub, rub )
Dry
Line Dry
Fabric
100 % Wild Tussar silk

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