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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
€315,00 Incl. tax
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Article number:
VI-WRAP-KAN
Delivery time:
1-3 days

Large shawl from wild silk with fantastic Nakshi Kantha hand embroidery. The floral pattern in red, brown, turquoise, blue, pink and yellow 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
230 cm
Width
110 cm
Fabric
100 % Wild silk
Wash
Do not wash. Hang outside to refresh.
Dry
Line Dry
Length
230 cm
Width
110 cm

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