'Athangudi' Peace Silk Scarf
The model is wearing an Eri Peace silk scarf. This piece is for those who believe in the beauty of handmade and the power of cloth to tell stories. In this age of fast fashion, watching the slow process of making fabric by hand is almost meditative. There is an entire army of rural artisans behind creating this work of art, which is the consequence of hundreds of hours of intensive craftsmanship. Each is one of a kind, ethical and produced in a small batch; truly a fabric with a soul!
The Eri silk silk cloth is a completely handmade artisan product, crafted by third generation of rearers, who hail from the tribal 'Borah' community, nurturing their small dreams in a remote village called 'Phalpur' in Assam. Many women from self - help groups gather around post noon, to do the 'Chunai', or sorting of these empty cocoons. The methods used by the locals are environment friendly and sustainable. The indigenous women in the Assamese household are willing to invest their time in making these ageless beauties, as a way to embrace their culture, to follow the pace of life and to pass on the craft to the younger generation. Each piece has taken at least a week to produce, excluding the harvesting and printing by the artists. Besides earning a fair income from their work, all the artisans have a sense of belonging, a place they can call their own, that gives them a life filled with love, pride and dignity, where they can benefit from being together as a community.
Size: L 180 - 185 cm W 53 - 56 cm
Care instructions: With a little love and care, your handmade silk scarf will last you for years.
- Dry cleaning is the safest option
- Gentle steam iron on the reverse side
- Do not wrap in plastic, as silk needs to breathe
- Each purchase comes in a recycled bag for storage
This product is made to order. Delivery time is 4-6 weeks from purchase date.