AKIO SCARF – hand loomed silk batik

//AKIO SCARF – hand loomed silk batik

AKIO SCARF – hand loomed silk batik

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Batik printing

Batik is a wax-resist dyeing process applied to the finished textile. Batik is either created by hand drawing with a sprouted tool called ‘canting’, or by printing the melted wax with a handmade copper stamp. The wax blocks the dyestuff to penetrate into the textile. Then the cloth is dipped piece by piece multiple times in natural indigo by hand to achieve the deep indigo colour. To remove the printed wax, the cloth is boiled in hot water. Once the wax is removed the printed areas regain their raw colour and the artwork appears on the textile.

Natural Indigo Dye

To get a deep dark blue colour, the scarf is dipped about 10 to 20 times in a vat of indigo. The more the scarf is 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.

100% Silk
The silk yarns give the scarf a nice subtle shine and soft hand feel.

Product Description:
Length 200cm, width 58cm, tassels, 100% silk, handcrafted in Indonesia. (This article is hand woven, manually dyed and washed after crafting; the length, width and colour of each item may vary and differ)

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AKIO SCARF – hand loomed silk batik
This scarf is natural indigo dyed and hand printed following the batik block print technique.The scarf is hand loomed.
Batik printing
Batik is a wax-resist dyeing process applied to the finished textile. Batik is either created by hand drawing with a sprouted tool called ‘canting’, or by printing the melted wax with a handmade copper stamp. The wax blocks the dyestuff to penetrate into the textile. Then the cloth is dipped piece by piece multiple times in natural indigo by hand to achieve the deep indigo colour. To remove the printed wax, the cloth is boiled in hot water. Once the wax is removed the printed areas regain their raw colour and the artwork appears on the textile
Click here to see the batik print technique.
Natural Indigo Dye
To get a deep dark blue colour, the scarf is dipped about 10 to 20 times in a vat of indigo. The more the scarf is 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
100% Silk
The silk yarns give the scarf a nice subtle shine and soft hand feel.
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.