Hand Dyed Bandhani Cotton Throw India

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One-of-a-kind bandhani dyed cotton throw by Jabbar and Abdullah Khatri, internationally acclaimed folk artists, Gujarat, India.  The tie dyed design is diamond patterns with an elaborate flowing design along the side borders. The edges are hand stitched with red thread. The throw is two layers, the inside is natural white cotton. Very soft and a nice weight.
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.)


  • 48" wide x 87" long
  • 100% cotton 
  • Hand dyed with Bandhani (tie dye) technique
  • organic cotton
  • 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. 


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