natural dye indigo blue ikat silk & cotton scarf

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Handwoven silk and cotton mix scarf dyed in natural indigo blue with a white ikat design. This scarf has a fantastic deep indigo colour and the contrast with white makes for a really striking scarf with a great texture.

Ikat is a dyeing technique used to create patterns where the thread is tied and dyed prior to weaving. Then the design becomes apparent once weaving takes place. Ikat textiles are revered in Laos and are woven for ceremonial purposes.

From The Source aim to support traditional textile techniques by offering ethically sourced women's scarves that are orginal, beautiful and practical. This scarf has been handmade by Phontong Handicrafts Cooperative, a network of traditional Lao artisans which spans 35 villages and connects over 450 people. The cooperative is committed to increasing and stabilising the livelihood of Lao villagers through the renewal and support of traditional Lao handicrafts. It provides training and aims to promote environmentally and culturally appropriate practices in the communities where they work. 

60% silk, 40% cotton.

175cm long, 32cm wide.
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