Soil to Studio

Aranya Natural Dyes and Block-printed Silk Scarf

$140

Only 7 in stock

Fair trade
Fair Trade
Heritage
Heritage
POC
POC Owned
Sustainable
Sustainable
Women Owned
Women Owned
  • 44 x 97 inches
  • 100% Silk and Natural Indigo and Madder colors
  • Ends are finished with handmade tassels
  • Small batch production
  • Made in India
  • Dry-cleaning only

Made with a complex and one of the oldest techniques of block-printing and dyeing called Ajrakh, this piece showcases the best of craftsmanship and heritage. Believed to be one of the oldest techniques of printing textiles, the craft is indigenous to India. Tracing its origin back to more than 4000 years, the craft is still practiced by the local communities in a tiny village called Ajrakhpur. It is a complicated form of block-printing and involves as many as 14 steps. A lot of effort has been made in the recent years to revive this dyeing craft and today it finds its way to the various international museums like Victoria and Albert museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 

Handcrafted and block-printed in a small village situated in the Kutch region of India, this silk scarf embraces traditional craftsmanship and heritage with a modern everyday look. Hand-dyed with the prized natural indigo and madder, it is also block-printed and hand brushed on both sides.

Soil to Studio uses time-honored techniques like handloom weaving, block-printing, natural dyeing, and hand embroidering to slow make table linens, pillows, wall art, rugs, and scarves in intentional, small batches. Each piece is made by artisans in rural villages and communities in India from natural fibers like wool, organic cotton, Indian linen, and silk. Founder Swati Bansal was born and raised in the small town of Udaipur in Rajasthan, India, where her upbringing fostered a strong appreciation for slow made textiles and handmade techniques. Soil to Studio’s mission is to empower artisans and their families, preserve local craftsmanship techniques, and to create sustainable livelihoods for their artisans. Soil to Studio follows fair trade practices and asks artisans to set their own prices for the pieces they make. Soil to Studio is also committed to sustainability by using low energy manufacturing techniques, utilizing solar power, rainwater collection and the reuse of post-production scraps. Soil to Studio is a POC-owned and women-owned brand.

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You can return or exchange eligible* full-price items purchased on Made Trade for a refund or store credit within 15 days of receiving your order. All returns and exchanges must be unworn, unwashed, unused, and in original condition with tags.

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