Kantha Crane Scarf
Kantha Crane Scarf
Kantha Crane Scarf
Kantha Crane Scarf
Kantha Crane Scarf

Kantha Crane Scarf

Regular price Rs. 10,400.00 Sale

“Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?” - Rumi.

Indigo stitched cranes on ecru cotton scarf, made by our Kantha women artisans in Bhuj, Gujarat. Running stitches are endlessly done on the chappie(tracing) depicting migration and movement of the black neck cranes which are found in remote parts of the Tibetan Plateau. In our recent excursion to Phobjikha, Bhutan, the endangered birds created a long lasting impression in our hearts and we wanted to bring it out in the universe as a wearable piece of art. Finished with handmade cotton tassels the scarf is extremely light and versatile.

(Kantha is a form of embroidery practised by rural women originated in the state of West Bengal and Bihar, India. Kantha comprises of the simplest stitch in the language of embroidery – the running stitch. It is the way in which this stitch is used, in different arrangements, that forms the complex vocabulary of Kantha.)

  • Fabric : Organic cotton handwoven in Kutch, Gujarat, India
  • Embroidery : Artisanal based needle work carried out by women in different parts of Bhuj as well as in Delhi.
  • Tassels, trims and packaging : Our workshop In New Delhi, India
  • Size : Length 80" x 22"
  • Wash and Care - Gentle hand wash in cold water.(To preserve the embroidery)
  • We provide a single use pack of soap nuts with each purchase for you to try and test the most natural and eco friendly method of washing.(These berry shells grow on the Sapindus mukorossi (Soap Berry) tree in the Himalayas and they naturally contains a cleaning agent that works like detergent, called saponin. Saponin is amazing at penetrating the fibres of your clothes, lifting stains from the fabric that is then rinsed away.)
  • Want to know how to use soap nuts? Click here.
  • This piece is made on order to avoid excess blockage of raw material and to retain the value added by an artisan's work. Dispatched within 10-15 days of the order received.

    Designed with an honest heart, woven with a meditative mind and hand embroidered with love and gratitude, this beautiful piece of art is an outcome of twelve different hands working tirelessly, representing the potential of handmade clothing. While designing this series we wanted to create distinctive, global and timeless pieces by reviving our traditional Indian handcraft techniques and manifest our artisan skills in a new light for today’s environmentally conscious consumer.

    The pieces are made in small batches in different parts of North India as every step of the production is time intensive and handmade. 

    Size Bust Shoulder Hip

    S

    36 14.5 40
    M 38 15 42
    L 40 15.5 44
    XL 42 16 46
    XXL 44 16.5 48

     

    *Garment measurements