soft purple ikat scarf with beautiful gold woven designs.
This scarf was created (by me) from vintage silk Patola sari. The fabric is a loose silk weave with gold stripes and white geometric ikat designs. The silk has a texture similar to cotton gauze. Patola sari is created by northern Indian gypsies using the ikat method (see below for an explanation of ikat).
The scarf is 45 inches by 22 inches. This would also work very well as a sarong or beach dress! Purple silk ikat scarf.
About Ikat: Ikat is the oldest form of textile-dying known, and goes back thousands of years. Techniques and styles, unique to each community, were handed down through generations. Among Malaysian weavers, the art of ikat was called kayau indu, ‘the women’s warpath.’ A very skilled weaver who was spiritually strong enough to realize designs revealed to her in dreams garnered the respect equal to that enjoyed by a successful warrior. Visit my blog at miritextiles.com for more information about this and other textiles.
Hand wash this scarf in cool water. Hang to dry. Press on gentle heat under a cotton cloth, or steam.
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!
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.
DON'T WORRY! Miri accepts returns (for a full refund) for any reason.
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