Indigo dyed textiles from Living Blue are dyed using the famous Bengal Natural “true” indigo, indigofera tinctoria. This silk pillow is dyed using the Japanese shibori (tie-dye) technique called arashi (pole wrapped). Look closely this pillow cover is finished with very fine hand stitching detail.
Arashi (storm) is the name given by the Japanese to resist-dye patterns created using an ingenious process of wrapping cloth around a pole, compressing it into folds, and dyeing it. Many of the resulting diagonal patterns suggest rain driven by a strong wind.
The back is dark indigo and there is no zipper.
Living Blue – best of Bangladesh; is a social enterprise in collaboration with CARE Bangladesh.