Indian Ecru Silk Shawl with Hand Block Printed Black Leaves, "Copious Cotyledons"
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Each taught by her own mother, Rajnandinee and Srabonti combine their talents in the design of this elegant shawl. Woven of silk, the ecru wrap reveals myriad ebony leaves framed by abstract patterns in a composition expertly achieved through hand block printing techniques in India.
Hand block printing is a millenary art form believed to have spread throughout Asia during the 4th century AD. The desired composition is carved on wooden block with a chisel, hammer, file, nails etc. Printing involves laying out the fabric on flat tables and making the impressions with the previously carved blocks dipped in the desired dyes.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Rajnandinee and Srabonti design beautiful handcrafted fashion accessories. They provide a steady income for the families of the people who work with them.
Rajnandinee and Srabonti has received a $500 microcredit loan with 0% interest.