Fabric - Organic Cotton Stitch Resist with Natural Indigo - Rivers


The wave like pattern is created through applying a hand-tied stitch-resist technique known as bandhani in India and shibori in Japan. After the fabric is all stitched and bound tightly, it is then dipped in natural indigo, oxidized, then dipped again. The fabric is dipped and oxidized a few times to achieve the depth of shade, before it is unbound and the incredible pattern revealed.

The result is a deep, rich indigo coloured design floating on a light background.

This fabric is handstitched by the bandhani artisans of Bagru, a group that lives and works alongside the dabu blockprinters. 


Sold by the metre ~ width is 115cm (45"). 


Fiber: 100% Medium Weight Organic Cotton.

Process: Block printed by hand with natural dyes by master craftspeople in Kutch, India.

Care Instructions: This fabric can be gently machine or hand washed with cool water. To protect the natural dyes you absolutely must use a pH neutral liquid detergent. Wash with similar colours. Immediately hang to dry or tumble dry on medium heat. 

Recommended detergents: Ecos, Eucalan, Tru Earth or a mild liquid detergent no higher than pH 7

- Tru Earth must dissolve completely in water before adding garments to wash

Note on Indigo Colour: Indigo is a friendly dye and likes to share its colour. You can expect some colour rub off with your new textiles. We recommend washing separately.

Note: Colours will appear different on different monitors and in different lighting conditions.


All fabrics sold by the metre are final sale.