Block printed batik scarf with circle motif from Kutch, Gujarat
- This textile piece is made out of natural dyes
- Hand wash separately in cold water with mild detergent
- Do not bleach or scrub the fabric
- Reverse dry in shade
Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing which has been practised for centuries in several Asian countries.
The waxed areas maintains the original colour of the fabric and when the wax is removed, the contrast in shades between the dyed and wax-resist area produces the desired pattern.
In India, the district of Kutch in Gujarat maintains itself as one of the key producers of high quality Indian batik, particularly in the town of Mundra where our artisans are from.
Weight 200 g Dimensions 200 x 45 cm
CDS Art Foundation
CDS was founded in Ahmedabad by Asif Shaikh in 2016 with the vision to sustain, conserve and preserve handcrafted products and the artisans of India. Today India has lost many of its crafts, some are on the brink of extinction and therefore need to be safeguarded, documented and revived before they are lost forever.
To keep the craft alive, communities of artisans, their craft and their constraints need to be documented and mapped. Documentation is necessary for the generations to come and for those first generation artisans who do not have masters or ustads to learn from.
CDS will always aim to champion the artisan and the craft as long as it meets our strict quality standards. CDS will work towards making it possible to create more centres of excellence where quality crafts are produced. Like in the past, the west must once again flock to our shores for excellent products and look at India as a guide for aesthetics.
Place of Origin: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India