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.
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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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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Such a wonderful article on our kantha khadi scarf in Happinez Magazine!
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,
Read more about: scarf in Happinez Magazine, soft and supple →
Our collection of fair trade bags from handwoven jute is growing, as is the group of artisans who make the bags in Bangladesh. They’re becoming more professional over time, and that’s a wonderful thing to see. We’d like to show you who makes our bags and how they are made.
Jute is a beautiful material, often called ‘the golden fibre’. At the same time it’s very strong and environmentally friendly. It grow as a rotation crop in the rice paddies of Bangladesh,
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Our new collection of stylish jute handbags is here, we’d love to show them to you.
new weaving pattern
Our partner organisation in Bangladesh has developed a new weaving pattern. We’re very proud of them and would like to show you that jute can not only be used to make boring shopping bags. Though of course these bags are great to bring your shopping home as well!
Read more about: New collection of jute handbags with Tulsi Crafts →