This scarf was created from a very soft vintage silk sari that was hand dyed in the bandhani style (see below for a description). The fabric is soft and flowy with a beautiful sheen. The scarf is bright pink with the little bandana designs all over. It's a classic design on a luxurious fabric.
The scarf is 42 inches by 15 inches.
Hand wash and hang to dry. You can press or steam this on a gentle setting. Medium length pink silk bandana scarf.
Bandhani is a tie dyeing style traditionally practiced by rural village people in Gujarat, northwestern India. The word comes from bandha/bandhana, the Sanskrit word for tying and from this the Gujarati term bandhavun, to tie, is derived. Teeny tiny little knots are tied in the fabric. The fabric is then dipped into vats of dye and allowed to dry. Then the knots are removed, revealing intricate patterns on the finished textile.
This is a vintage sari and may have signs of wear such as small, light stains or tiny holes. I do my very best to insure that each piece is as close to perfect as possible, but please remember that they came from saris that have been worn and loved by one or more women. If there is something that is unacceptable to you, that I missed, I will gladly take the piece back.
I purchase saris from a single mother in Delhi, who runs her own business selling vintage and antique fabrics. She acquires these saris from women during trips to remote villages throughout India. In this way, she provides a much-needed income to these villages and to herself and her son. It's very cool being a part of this network!