The term 'khadi' refers to hand-spun and woven cloth from India. These scarves are made in collaboration with Chalo Charkho Ramiye, an initiative by Avani Varia to revive handspinning in India. The resulting textile embodies Varia's local and slow philosophy to reviving heritage craft in her home state of Gujarat.
The locally grown cotton yarns are spun with a box charkha, a compact, portable, and affordable spinning wheel developed under the supervision of Mahatma Gandhi while he was held as a political prisoner in the early 1930s.
Featuring two scales of bandhani polka dots, the surface pattern is handcrafted by heritage artisans in India using an ancient tie-and-dye resist with natural dyes.
100% hand-spun cotton
Textile made in India (Gujarat)
Approximately 12" by 85"
Each scarf bears the signature of the individual bandhani artisan’s handiwork. Your item will inevitably vary some from the picture.
Do expect variation in texture and color in the textile- a testament to a more natural and humane process.
All naturally dyed items will fade and patina over time. When the scarf is still new, avoid wearing next to light colored items as sometimes the color can rub off. These are traits inherent to textiles dyed with plants and should be embraced.