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Scarf gold embroidered on wild silk

Scarf gold embroidered on wild silk
Scarf gold embroidered on wild silk
Scarf gold embroidered on wild silk
€113,50 Incl. tax
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Article number:
HO-NAKAN-SCARF-GOUD
Delivery time:
1-3 days

Wild silk scarf in shining gold, fully hand embroidered in abstract pattern by women in West Bengal, India, famous for their kantha embroidery. Read more..

1-3 days
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    Gratis binnen 14 dagen
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    Thuis of bij PostNL locatie
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  • 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 specialize in Nakshi kantha. This is a traditional running stitch from the region, composed of motifs influenced by religion, culture and the lives of the women who sew them.

The Nakshi Kantha Embroidery Process

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 an embroidery pattern

The first step in this process is to design 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 placed over the silk fabric. A paste of chalk and turpentine is rubbed over the paper and seeps through the small holes on the fabric underneath.

Embroidery at home

When the pattern lines have been applied to the silk fabric, the fabric thing is ironed and divided among the women who take it home for embroidery. Once completed, the fabric is hand washed several times to remove any stains and the tracing lines.

Fabric
100 % Peace Silk
Wash
Hang out in damp
Dry
Line Dry
Length
200 cm
Width
55 cm
Fabric
100 % Peace Silk
Wash
Hang out in damp
Dry
Line Dry
Length
200 cm
Width
55 cm

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