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Scarf upcycled silk orange-green with kantha embroidery

Scarf upcycled silk orange-green with kantha embroidery
€64,50 Incl. tax
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EAN Code:
HOWS-KA-Sjaal-ORGR
Delivery time:
3-5 Days

Orange-green scarf from recycled strips of silk from saris. The silk fabric is sorted by color and embroidered into a scarf by women in West Bengal using Kantha embroidery stiches. Read more..

3-5 Days
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  • Handmade

    Fully handwoven
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Reusing silk sarees is a very old tradition in India. The sari, the national dress of Hindustani women in India, is about 6 meters long. Silk sarees are a precious commodity. They stay in the family for a long time and pass from mother to daughter. But at some point they leave the house. Then the sari is sold to the local "pots and pans woman", or exchanged for cooking utensils.

Sort, wash, iron and forward

Katherine, the founder of the House of Wandering Silk label occasionally visits one of those "pots and pans" woman in Gujarat, North West India. The sarees she selects and buys go to the Delhi studio where they are carefully sorted for matching colors, cut to length and washed and ironed. Then they go to West Bengal, to a cooperative of about 1,400 women who are traditionally Kantha embroideres.

 

Kantha embroiderers in West Bengal

The women in West Bengal stitch the silk strips together: the famous Kantha embroidery. A difficult job because the silk is quite “slippery”. Making each scarf takes about 15 to 30 days, depending on how many hours a day the women work on it. On average they embroider about 3 hours a day.

The maker has embroidered her initials in the corner of each scarf.

Wash
Hand wash cold with mild detergents
Dry
Line dry
Width
around 50 cm
Length
around 200 cm
Fabrics
100% Silk
Coloring
upcycled product
Wash
Hand wash cold with mild detergents
Dry
Line dry
Width
around 50 cm
Length
around 200 cm
Fabrics
100% Silk
Coloring
upcycled product

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