This shibori scarf has a triangle motif. It’s dyed with plant based indigo. The triangle motif is created by dyeing the scarf with the shibori technique. With this technique the fabric is stitched, pleated and bound. After dyeing the stitching is taken out, leaving spots of undyed fabric where the dye hasn’t penetrated, creating these motifs.
The silk for these shibori scarves is handwoven in Rajshahi, a region of Bangladesh famous for its beautiful silk and weaving. 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 shibori scarf is made in Bangladesh by the Living Blue cooperative. Indigo (indigofera tinctoria) 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 what it looks like.