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This shawl is hand woven in Bhujodi, the first village to be conferred a Geographical Indicator (GI) in India.
This innovative design is not just woven, but designed by a master weaver for a traditional 4-shaft pit loom. It has unbleached cotton on the warp, and wool on the weft, with extra-weft designs picked on the borders. The colours are natural dyed iron-black; and red from Sappanwood (Biancaea Sappan).
Meghwal Weavers of Kutch in western India, have woven traditional shawls for nomadic Rabari shephards, for 800 years. This symbiotic relationship continues today.
Today a new cadre of Artisan-Designer-Entrepreneur is emerging, from a revolutionary movement which empowers makers through design education. While they preserve the Bhujodi identity, and its distinct design vocabulary, they innovate with new materials, colours, and techniques. This natural-dye ikat scarf represents ahigh point in Artisan-Design.
The entire family is involved with the process. This shawl is finished with a warp fringe of short tassels, crafted by the young women in the family.
Natural dye: Black, Diluted Iron-black, Sappanwood Red
Extra-weft hand weaving on a pit loom, with cotton warp, and ikat natural dyed hand spun tussar silk weft
Extra Weft: Tussar Silk
22in x 78in
Please note that all our products are meticulously handmade by master artisans one piece at a time. Due to this process, there may be a variation from one item to the next. Such variations are inherent in the manufacturing of handmade products, so you may expect minor distinctions that will make your purchase special and truly one of a kind.