jamdani, traditional art of weaving from Dhaka

dhakai jamdani weaving

Jamdani is a traditional form of weaving that originated in Dhaka. It’s a sheer cotton fabric with vivid patterns woven on a handloom. Unesco recognises jamdani as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Technique

Weaving jamdani takes a lot of time, because the motifs are very intricate. Weavers create the motifs directly on the loom using the discontinuous weft technique. This means they insert an extra weft thread to weave the motifs with.

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cruelty free merino wool for our scarves

merino sheep cruelty free merino wool

We only use cruelty free merino wool for our collection of woolen scarves. Unfortunately we know a lot of merino wool is produced under cruel circumstances. Merino sheep in Australia are often mulesed. Let’s explain a bit more about the practice of mulesing and also about how our wool is mulesing-free.

Mulesing is the removing of skin around the buttocks of sheep. Unfortunately this is often done without pain relief measures, so that can be pretty painful for the sheep.

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scarf in Happinez Magazine, soft and supple

kantha khadi scarf in happinez magazine

Such a wonderful article on our kantha khadi scarf in Happinez Magazine!

Barcode
The technique used to embroider this scarf is from Bengal and consists of rows of running stitches. For the triangle pattern two tones of pink have been used. The fabric is spun and woven in India and is called khadi. Wears wonderfully soft and supple. For € 79,95 via tulsicrafts.nl

These scarves are made in India,

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kantha

kantha artisans makers at work

Kantha, what is it?

You probably see us writing about kantha a lot on our website, because it’s one of our favourite techniques. It’s also quintessentially Bengali, and a very important part of Bengali culture.

Kantha (ˈkɑːnθə) is a form of embroidery from Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. Kantha means ‘patched cloth’ in Sanskrit. Bengali women use their old saris and sew several together with the kantha stitch, a delicate running stitch,

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kantha sari blanket in an authentic interior with vtwonen

quilt throw kantha sari blanket vtwonen magazine

vtwonen, a leading Dutch magazine on interior design, gets inspiration for summery houses. They recommend Tulsi Crafts’ kantha sari blankets for an authentic and raw interior.

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elegant, original en ethical; bag in happinez magazine france

fairtrade tote bag inde equitable happinez france

 

Brodé d’amour
Créé en 2012 par Margot, une jeune femme prête a se lancer dans une aventure pleine de sens, Tulsi Crafts propose des accessoires réalisés avec amour et attention par les mains de leurs créatrices. Élégant, original et équitable, ce tote-bag est habillé de magnifiques broderies entrelacées de la tribu Banjara, de la région ouest de Gujarat. Tote with vintage embroidery Banjara.

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ethical bag from indigo blue jute in roots magazine

ethical bag indigo blue jute roots magazine

Over the shoulder
This ethical bag is good company for a day at the beach or a trip to the market. Made from natural and indigo blue jute, woven by hand, has a zipped closure and an internal compartment. Click here for more info.

Take a look at all our ethical bags here.

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fair wear friday #4

fair wear friday tulsi crafts tas people tree

Today it’s time for another fair wear friday! The dress I’m wearing here will surely become a favourite, read on to see where I found it.

Once a month I participate in ‘Fair Wear Friday’ on this blog. On the other Fridays I’ll let you know on Instagram how fair my outfit of that day is, so follow us there as well.

It’s very important to me to buy clothes that are made as fair as possible.

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fair wear friday #3 & warm sweater day

fair wear friday tulsi crafts ruby lee monkee genes

Today is not only fair wear friday, but also warm sweater day (in The Netherlands). I feel the cold and don’t like turning up the heating, so for me it’s always warm sweater day. Except maybe for sweltering summer days 😉 Adding to that I’ve just bought this great sweater, so let me tell you more about it.

Once a month I participate in ‘Fair Wear Friday’ on this blog. On the other Fridays I’ll let you know on Instagram how fair my outfit of that day is,

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fair wear friday #2

fair wear friday tulsi crafts inti knitwear monkee genes

Once a month I participate in ‘Fair Wear Friday’ on this blog. On the other Fridays I’ll let you know on Instagram how fair my outfit of that day is, so follow us there as well.

It’s very important to me to buy clothes that are made as fair as possible. I’ve seen the enormous size of the textile industry in Bangladesh, and the huge impact changes can have on many lives.

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