Only a master bandhani artist can create such a stunning, sculptural tied-and-dyed silk scarf featuring both bandhani and shibori techniques. Indian artisan Aziz Khatri is a master at resist-dyeing 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. This scarf includes both shibori and bandhani techniques. The patterning in the bandhani has also created a ruched effect on the tails 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.