Mumbai Block Print Shawl - Handwoven Silk - Hearts

$395.00

Hand block printed by artisans in Mumbai, these incredible pieces are a modern take on a centuries-old craft: they take block printing into a new register.  

This piece features contemporary wood blocks specially cut to imitate distressed painterly techniques, combined with the more familiar play of repeat geometric forms. The handwoven cloth, in combination with natural dyes, glows with an incredible vibrancy and has elegant drape.

Over the centuries, communities of block printers have often migrated. When they do, their designs and ways of working change and evolve. This is certainly true of the Mumbai block printers. Originally dyers from Kachchh, Gujarat, they have taken the art of hand block printing in a completely new direction. Still working with natural dyes and traditional processes, they only work in contemporary designs they themselves create.

Fiber: 100% Silk.

Process:

  • Handwoven. 
  • Block printed with natural dyes.

Size is approx. 44" x 92"


Care Instructions: Hand wash in cool water. To protect the natural dyes and natural fabrics you absolutely must use a pH neutral liquid detergent. Roll in a towel to remove excess water and hang to dry. 

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

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