This stole is woven in tussah silk Jamdani - the legendary weave of West Bengal. Jamdani is the unique extra-weft technique which has won it a Georgraphical Indicator (GI) tag.
The design is unabashedly inspired by the Bauhaus movement, and German Modernism which influenced design much beyond the 1930s. Each limited edition stole is hand-woven by masterweavers on pit looms in West Bengal. Discarding repetitive patterns, each design explores the infinite potential of artisanal weaving as a work of art. It takes off from traditional extra-weft weaving to build a contemporary repetoire.
Once driven to extinction by mechanisation, Jamdani is vital to skilled livelihoods. This time-and-labour-intensive form is like embroidery-on-the-loom. Each supplementary weft motif is added individually by interlacing the yarn into the warp with fine bamboo sticks, and individual spools of thread. It offers limitless opportunities for innovation with yarns, textures and compositions.
These transformtaive designs have won the UNESCO Award of Excellence for Jamdani in 2012 and 2014. In 2013 Jamdani was declared a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Extra-weft Jamdani woven on a pit loom
22in x 72in 56cm x 178cm
KARO-19-492 Building Blocks
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