• SAKAI SCARF - hand loomed stripes

SAKAI SCARF – hand loomed stripes

 79,95

Hand-looming

Our artisans have a long tradition of hand weaving textiles, the weaving techniques have been passed from generation to generation and from mothers to daughters. Each community has its own special weave technique. The raw cotton used for the weaving yarns is cultivated in their own communities or purchased at the local market when the cotton is in short supply. The handspun yarns are twisted by hand which results in irregularity in thickness. These yarns have a harsh hand feel, but they will gain softness after general wear like raw denim.

Natural Indigo Dye

To get a deep dark blue colour, the weaving yarns are dipped about 10 to 20 times in a vat of indigo. The more the yarns are dipped in the natural indigo, the darker the blue colour will get. During the dyeing process, no chemicals are added. General wear, use and wash will fade the colour and each product will gain its unique appearance by time.

Product Description:
Length 180cm, width 45cm, tassels, 100% cotton, handcrafted in Laos. (This article is hand woven, manually dyed and washed after weaving; the length width and colour of each item may vary and differ)

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Product Description

SAKAI SCARF – hand loomed stripes
This scarf is natural indigo dyed and hand loomed following the traditional hand weaving technique.
Hand-looming
Our artisans have a long tradition of hand weaving textiles, the weaving techniques have been passed from generation to generation and from mothers to daughters. Each community has its own special weave technique. The raw cotton used for the weaving yarns is cultivated in their own communities or purchased at the local market when the cotton is in short supply. The handspun yarns are twisted by hand which results in irregularity in thickness. These yarns have a harsh hand feel, but they will gain softness after general wear like raw denim.
Natural Indigo Dye
To get a deep dark blue colour, the weaving yarns are dipped about 10 to 20 times in a vat of indigo. The more the yarns are dipped in the natural indigo, the darker the blue colour will get. During the dyeing process, no chemicals are added. General wear, use and wash will fade the colour and each product will gain its unique appearance by time.
Click here to see the natural indigo dye process
Indigo People’s concept
Founded on the affection for traditional craftsmanship and the love for natural indigo, Indigo People combines contemporary design with authentic techniques. Every product is produced in small scale and thus unique. Each product is handcrafted and customised with integrity by a master artisan. We collaborate with traditional weaver communities in Asian countries where hand looming and indigo dyeing have been practised for generations. Each community has its own specialised technique that has a long tradition. Ikat weaving, mud resist printing and batik printing are the most authentic manual techniques used by our artisans. These production methods can result in little imperfections, giving each product a unique appearance. Our aim is not only to create unique products for indigo lovers but also to keep the mastery of the traditional techniques alive by working directly with the traditional weavers and indigo dyers. We support the talents and skills of traditional craftsmen and share the beauty of their work with the rest of the world.