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Scarf wild silk with soft pink hand embroidery

Scarf wild silk with soft pink hand embroidery
Scarf wild silk with soft pink hand embroidery
Scarf wild silk with soft pink hand embroidery
Scarf wild silk with soft pink hand embroidery
Scarf wild silk with soft pink hand embroidery
Scarf wild silk with soft pink hand embroidery
Scarf wild silk with soft pink hand embroidery
Scarf wild silk with soft pink hand embroidery
Scarf wild silk with soft pink hand embroidery
€110,00 Incl. tax
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Article number:
HO-SJANAKAN-OROZ
Delivery time:
1-3 days

Wild silk scarf with soft pink Nakshi Kantha hand embroidery by women in West Bengal, India. Fair & Sustainable. Luxurious wearable tribal art. 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

A wearable scarf and at the same time an exclusive work of art. This scarf transforms any basic outfit into something special. A silk embroidered beauty, suitable for any special occasion, even your own wedding.

Handwoven wild silk

The silk of this scarf is hand-spun and hand-woven. For this, the fine, ivory white threads are selected from wild silk (Tussar silk). The beautiful, exclusive embroidery is 100% handmade. Women in rural West Bengal in India embroider in the age-old tradition of so-called Kantha embroidery. They have specialized in Nakshi kantha, where the traditional basting stitch has been elevated to an art form. The embroidery designs are inspired by cultural and religious traditions and beliefs.

100% Fair and Sustainable

Hand weaving and hand embroidery is done without the use of electricity. Empty cocoons of hatched silkworms are used for the silk. The women embroider together, at their own pace at times that suit them. Making a Nakshi Kantha scarf can take about 2 months to half a year.

Embroidering the process of Nakshi Kantha

Under the auspices of 60-year-old Takdira Begum, a national winner of her kantha work, women 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 to the women who take it home to embroider. Once completed, the fabric is hand washed several times to remove any stains and the trace lines.

Fabric
100 % Wild Tussar Silk
Wash
Hand wash cold with mild detergents
Dry
Line Dry
Length
200 cm
Width
55 cm
Fabric
100 % Wild Tussar Silk
Wash
Hand wash cold with mild detergents
Dry
Line Dry
Length
200 cm
Width
55 cm

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