If Ellsworth Kelly and Sol LeWitt had a bandana baby, it would look a lot like the Grid design.
The main design element is a warm gray grid set on a tobacco-colored background with an iron black border. There is a centered free-form shape in yellow kashish.
Artisans create the grids, patterns and colors with natural kashish dyes in combination with a resist dyeing process called Dabu. The soft gray and iron black border come from raw iron soaked in water. The darker khaki comes from the addition of harda, an Asian fruit, which oxidized the grays into golds. Natural dyes become colorfast with natural mordants that bind the color to textiles, enduringly. This amazingly sophisticated heritage craft is an old/new standard in sustainable fashion. Natural kashish and iron dyes are a rare, artisan specialty in Rajasthan.
The bandanas are made for us by a local family of masters that have been creating natural dye block prints for three generations. Each family member has a specific expertise that delivers great details, which give our bandanas so much dimension and life. The muted colors mix and match seamlessly. Fine, hand-rolled hem. Made in India, with love.