Indian artisan Aziz Khatri is a master at resist-dyeing techniques. The patterning in this silk scarf is made using a stitched resist known as shibori as well as traditional bandhani. This is a very unique combination of techniques.
To make a shaped-resist pattern, part of a fabric has to be bound, clamped, folded, pleated, stitched, twisted, or wrapped before dyeing; the dye penetrates the non-resisted areas only. After dyeing, and once the fabric is released from its bindings, a positive and negative design shows. The patterning in the bandhani has created a ruched finish on each end of this gorgeous scarf.
Abdul Aziz Khatri learned the art of bandhani from his family, the traditional patterns from his mother and grandmother, and dyeing techniques from his father. In 2005, Aziz expanded his proficiency by studying at Kala Raksha Vidhylaya, a design school in Kutch, India. He continues to explore other resist-dyeing techniques, such as clamping and stitching. Learn more about Aziz and resist-dyeing techniques.