This luxury scarf with stripe motif is dyed with natural indigo, this dyestuff is made from the indigofera tinctoria plant. The silk is stitched, pleated and bound using the shibori technique. Then the scarf is dyed and afterwards the stitching is taken out, leaving spots where the dye hasn’t penetrated, creating these wonderful stripes.
The scarves are made from handwoven silk from Rajshahi, a region of Bangladesh famous for its silk. The silkworms are allowed to leave the cocoon naturally before the silk is used. The silk is spun, and therefore a little coarser compared to other silks, and very soft.
size: 54 x 215 cm
The scarves are made in Bangladesh by the Living Blue cooperative. Indigo is native to Bangladesh and has been grown for centuries. The cooperative has revived the tradition, thus creating economic activities in the poor Northwest of Bangladesh. Everyone working in the cooperative owns a share and shares in the profits.
Read more about the magic of dyeing with natural indigo here and see how the scarves are made.