Arashi – Shibori Indigo Dyed Silk Shawl
A shawl of luxurious mulberry silk from the state of Karnataka, India shibori knotted and dyed in natural indigo (blue), madder (red), kasmi and citoria (black) – can it get any better?
This is a super exclusive, deluxe item!
The Arashi (storm in Japanese) design has been developed by textile teacher, author, and curator, Yoshiko Wada together with the Aranya team. All sewing and organic indigo dyeing takes place at Aranya in the Cardamom Hills, Kerala.
Shibori is a batik technique that dates to 8th century Japan where indigo was most often used as the dye. At Aranya, the shibori technique has been learned from Japanese and American masters.
Dyed in organic indigo that is grown, fermented, and processed according to ancient traditions. The indigo plant is picked from the surrounding fields and prepared in a deep vat stirred regularly.
From inception to finished product, each stage in the process is a precise craft carried out by our friends in an airy facility nestled amongst tea fields in southern India.
Art no: 203
Material: 40-gram mulberry silk
Size: 60 X 200 cm
50 Indigo, natural dye
42 red, dyed with madder
99 black, dyed with kasmi, citoria
Origins: Mulberry silk from Karnataka, naturally indigo dyed and sewn in the Cardamom Hills, Kerala, India
Production Time: 55 days
Durability and Care: The shawl is made entirely by hand with organic materials and dyes. Gently care for your new garment, and you will have a companion for life. Begin by hanging it out to air. Wash separately by hand in cold water with mild soap. Hang dry.
Indigo garments may bleed. This is normal and will stop after a few washes.
Read more about Aranya here.
Read more about Shibori here.