Our Volga silk scarf is inspired by caustics – captivating light patterns often seen in large bodies of water like rivers, lakes, and oceans. When sunlight hits the water’s surface, it acts like a distorting lens, reflecting and refracting the light in various directions.
The Itajime Shibori Technique
: This silk scarf is created using the itajime (fold clamp) shibori technique. In the karamatsu technique, the fabric is folded, sandwiched between two boards, then fastened together with a string. For this scarf, the fabric resists the dye where the boards cover the fabric to form an enchanting pattern defined by negative spaces.The Art of Shibori
: Shibori is a manual resist-dyeing technique used in many cultures worldwide to create imaginative textures and multihued tones. It shapes, compresses, and secures fabric before dyeing, giving it three-dimensional form through folding, crumpling, stitching, plaiting, or plucking and twisting. Shibori celebrates the fabric's pliancy and its potential for creating shape-resisted designs.Each Scarf is Unique
: Our shibori silk scarves are hand-dyed in small batches using traditional shibori techniques at our dyeing studio in Jaipur, India. Since the process is handcrafted and dynamic, each scarf is wonderfully one-of-a-kind. [ less ]