Handwoven and naturally dyed, this scarf is light-weight and translucent with excellent drape. It is finished with a twisted fringe. The piece wears well as a scarf, but it is wide enough to serve as a wrap if the evening turns cool.
The very fine wool warp thread mutes the white and indigo cotton weft thread so that the stripes appear violet and pale grey.
Focusing on handweaving, Indigo Handlooms helps create jobs in rural areas of India where energy for manufacture is lacking or unreliable. With a good market, an average weaver can support an average of eight family members. In addition to preserving fine textile skills and traditions, handweaving has a very low-carbon footprint. This is important in a country where heavy pollution from coal fuel is often the cost of progress.