Scarf handmade by artisans from India. Scarf in wool with tie dye print, is wonderfully rustic and primevally appealing. It is soft and flowing. Tie dye print, or Bandhani as called in India, makes these scarves look vibrantly colorful.
Bandhani or Bandhej is the name of the tie and dye technique used commonly in the region. Coming from the Hindi word 'bandhan' meaning 'to tie', this technique has a self explanatory name. The fabric is tied at various places with the help of a thread, in a way that it makes some pattern. After the tying is done, the fabric is dipped in the desired colour. After it is completely dried, the ties are opened and the amazing designs come to reality. The threads prevent the tied area from absorbing the colour and hence the desired pattern is realized.
Indian scarves are often long and narrow, usually worn on or near the head, for warmth, fashion, cleanliness, or religious purposes. In dry, dusty climates, or in environments where there is a lot of airborne contaminants, a thin scarf is often worn over the head to keep the hair clean. Over time, this custom has evolved into a fashionable item in many cultures, particularly among women. Scarves in India have a significant place and traditional value. They are significant because they are considered a protector of women's integrity. Women's outfit in India is considered incomplete without a long scarf. The fabric of a scarf can be cotton, chiffon, georgette, silk, net or sometimes mixed too. These are integral parts of the salwar kurta, lehenga, and churidar. With cultural exposure from Europe, these scarves found their way to the western wardrobes too.