Clamp-dyed itajime on luxurious habutai silk. Each scarf is individually folded, clamped, dyed and re-dyed by hand by two of India's foremost Master Artisans in Bhuj, Gujarat. Itajime is one technique of shibori which uses pieces of wood clamped together around sections of folded fabric to resist the dye in particular shapes. The edges are hand-hemmed.
Material & Size
Made from 100% silk in India. Measures approximately 55 by 195 cm (22 by 76").
Gentle hand wash separately in mild detergent and cold water. Do not soak. Drip dry in shade.
Itajime Silk Scarf | cosmos
This collection of itajime shibori scarves has been hand-crafted in the workshop of two of India's foremost Master Artisans, Abduljabbar and brother Abdullah Khatri from Bhuj, Gujarat.
Shibori is a 1300 year old tie and dye technique developed in Japan involving the folding and clamping or otherwise securing of fabric prior to dyeing. Itajime is one technique of shibori which uses pieces of wood clamped together around sections of folded fabric to resist the dye in particular shapes.
In Bhuj, clamp dye techniques came into practice around 35 years ago. During that time, clamp dyeing techniques were used on traditional lungis (sarongs) to produce various designs. This was a short-lived trend, however and the technique went out of use after some 5 years. The Khatri brothers re-introduced the process in Bhuj and now create some of the finest itajime, clamp-dyed textiles in India.
Any variations or irregularities are part of the design and inherent to the production process.
- Artisan-sourced: this product has been sourced directly from the artisans, ensuring they benefit from the full value of their work.