Handmade has its charm and imperfections which make it unique. At The Atticco we are proud to be associated and work closely with Artisans in remote villages in India. Our Shibori Range of scarves is very special. We work with a co-op in Rajasthan –that helps women make or rather rebuild their lives. It’s heart-warming to see how they are being self-reliant and are raising their children on their own. Working towards a better life.
Shibori is an ancient Japanese technique of dying fabric (Intricate Tie-Dye) - derived from the root verb shiboru, “to wring, squeeze, and press”. Well in reality it is so much more than that and it’s a mystery how your dyed work will unfold. That’s the fun part. The beauty of Shibori is in its versatility.
The process for our Silk range is a blend of Shibori and of Bandhani (in which patterns are made by lifting and tying the fabric ) -Artisans sew beautiful intricate patterns into the fabric, pulling the cloth into folds. The fabric is then hand-dyed in small vats – It is left for drying in the sun. The next step is snipping the threads after the dye had set — revealing beautiful and delicate exquisite patterns.
Due to hand made processes irregularities and imperfections make each piece not only unique but also a medium in which a story is told...
Contributed by- Dhruv Rungta