One-of-a-kind bandhani dyed and hand stitched cotton quilt by Jabbar and Abdullah Khatri, internationally acclaimed folk artists, Gujarat, India. This quilt is a work of art! The design is a fine tie dyed pattern and the whole quilt has rows of red hand stitching. The rows 1 inch apart. Colors: a rich indigo indigo blue with white dots. The quilt has a thin cotton batting. This is a hand dyed fabric, irregularities are to be expected. The backing in handwoven cotton cloth.
Years ago a Fakir (a religious ascetic who lives solely on alms) was treated kindly by the Khatri community in the Kutch. When he departed their village he gave them a handkerchief and said: “you will make your living from this kerchief.” They didn't think much about it until the cloth was accidentally dropped in a dye bath. When they opened the cloth, they noticed fakir had tied it in little knots and the knots resisted the dye and created a pattern. This dye technique, called a re-sist technique (because the dye doesn't penetrate into knotted areas) would become known as bandhani. (Bandana scarves from the American west got their origins from this technique of making pattern on cloth, said to pre-date loom controlled pattern weaving.)
- 94" wide x 101" long
- 100% cotton
- Hand dyed with Bandhani (tie dye) technique
- Drop on a queen size mattress 17" on sides
- Drop on a king size mattress 9" on sides
- Purchased directly from the artist
- From India
Care: Machine wash separate, cold water, very gently cycle; low tumble dry, remove while damp to air dry finish.