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Natural Indigo Scarf

AUD $40.00 AUD $32.00

Handwoven ikat made in Bali
All natural dyes

Size: 170x23cm

Individual country sales tax applies

1 in stock

Category: SKU: NPNRI11

Description

Nusa Penida 

This magnificent cloth is made in East Bali and on the island of Nusa Penida. The cloth we sell is made in the weavers’ homes.

Natural Dyeing Process

Beautiful soft tones as well as strong and vibrant colours are produced using only natural dyes.  The process to produce strong colours that last is often a long one.  It takes generations of local knowledge which is being lost with the popularity of chemical dyes.

The blue is made from indigo which is grown and harvested locally.  It is first soaked in water mixed with lime powder.  The lime reacts with the leaf and turns the water blue.  It is them fermented for weeks to ensure the colour is strong and will remain in the cloth.  Thread is then soaked in the dye mix, beaten with a wooden mallet to send the colour to the center of the thread, dried, then the process repeats numerous times depending on the desired colour.

Red, yellow, brown, green and black are produced with various roots and leaves, sometimes mixed together for varying colour tones.

Additional information

Weight 0.50 kg