€285,00
Add to cart

Shawl with embroidery on wild silk

Shawl with embroidery on wild silk
Shawl with embroidery on wild silk
Shawl with embroidery on wild silk
Shawl with embroidery on wild silk
Shawl with embroidery on wild silk
Shawl with embroidery on wild silk
€285,00 Incl. tax
In stock (1)
Article number:
HO-WRAP-KAN
Delivery time:
1-3 days

Large shawl from wild silk with fantastic Nakshi Kantha hand embroidery. The floral pattern in purple, brown, turquoise, blue, pink and olive green is spectacular. A work of art made by women in West Bengal, India. Read more..

1-3 days
  • Terugsturen

    Gratis binnen 14 dagen
  • Bezorging

    Thuis of bij PostNL locatie
  • Handwerk

    Volledig handgeweven
  • Gratis levering

    Bij bestelling boven € 100

This scarf is made of pure wild silk (Tussar silk) and hand-embroidered by rural women in West Bengal. They are specialized in Nakshi kantha. The term stands for a traditional basting stitch from the region that is used to embroider motifs and symbols inspired by the culture and life of the women who embroider.

Permanent beauty of eternal value

This embroidered shawl is a heirloom piece. A slow fashion statement and an ode to embroidery art. Permanent beauty of eternal value.

Embroidering the process of Nakshi Kantha

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 for embroidering. Once completed, the fabric is hand washed several times to remove any stains and the trace lines.

Fabric
100 % Wild silk
Wash
Do not wash. Hang outside to refresh.
Dry
Line Dry
Length
around 230 cm
Width
around 110 cm
Fabric
100 % Wild silk
Wash
Do not wash. Hang outside to refresh.
Dry
Line Dry
Length
around 230 cm
Width
around 110 cm

Related products

Oversized cardigan black, wool & silk

A very exclusive black cardigan bat model with stretch of wo..
€255,00

Linen top fuchsia pink

Wide linen top in bright fuchsia pink with a beautiful subtl..
€99,95

Kimonojas zijde geborduurd

Unique kimono style coat, hand-embroidered on wild silk. Mas..
€548,50

Lounge coat wild silk embroidered

Coat, duster, dressing gown or kimono coat: combine it with ..
€347,00

Scarf wild silk hand embroidery

Wild silk scarf with russet Nakshi Kantha hand embroidery by..
€113,50

Silk scarf pink-purple

Beautiful silk scarf, dyed by hand with clamp-dye technique ..
€75,00

Silk scarf silk orange-yellow

Beautiful silk scarf, dyed by hand with clamp-dye technique ..
€75,00

Scarf wild silk embroidered

Wild silk scarf in beautiful brick red, completely hand embr..
€113,50