Gorgeous red and black tribal square scarf
This shawl was created from vintage, hand-woven cotton sari in rich red, black, and gold colors. The original textile is a patola sari. Patola is dyed with the complicated double ikat method in Gujarat, western India. These saris are difficult and time consuming to make, and originally were reserved for aristocracy. Patola became a sign of social status among Gujarati women and girls, especially as part of stridhan, items that a woman can claim as her own property within a marital household.
The scarf is about 45 inches long by 40 inches wide, and can be worn many different ways. Red and black ikat cotton scarf.
I purchase these vintage textiles from a single mother in Delhi. She says she wants to share her country's beautiful fabrics with the world. I trust her implicitly. She goes out on trips to small villages in remote parts of India and buys saris and other fabrics from the women there. In this way, she is contributing to the village economy as well as supporting herself and her son. I LOVE being part of this network.
This shawl may have signs of wear such as small, light stains or tiny holes. I do my very best to insure that each piece is as close to perfect as possible, but please remember that they came from saris that have been worn and loved by one or more women. If there is something that is unacceptable to you, that I missed, I will gladly take the piece back.