Betty - Shibori Tie Dye Silk/Cotton Robe
A Fabulous one-size robe, crafted from two lengths of chanderi, with decorative hand-stitching down the center-back and sides to create loose arm holes.
This style crafted from chanderi - a soft silk-cotton blend, and embellished with geometric shibori. The shibori is done by a women's Self Help Group in Rajasthan. The fabric is folded and machine stitched in various patterns, then dyed. The stitched areas resist the dye, the stitching is then painstakingly removed and result is the rich design.
This gorgeous fabric has a gentle flow.
Shibori is a 1300 year old tie and dye technique developed in Japan involving the folding and clamping or otherwise securing of fabric prior to dyeing. Shibori was introduced to India supposedly by Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, in the early 20th century. Our shibori fabric has been hand-crafted by a cluster of Self Help Groups (SHGs) in rural Rajasthan, providing 400 highly marginalised women artisans with training, a regular source of income, fair pay and a dignified and independent means of livelihood.
Any variations or irregularities are part of the design and inherent to the production process.
Material & Care: 50% silk/ 50% cotton. Gentle hand wash separately in mild detergent and cold water. Do not soak. Drip dry in shade.
Size: One size suitable for XS-XL. Length measures 90 cm (35") and the sleeve measures 40 cm (16") with small variations.