The center of this Art Deco-inspired bandana features crisp geometries surrounded by a border of super stylized Indian Deco flowers on a rich, natural indigo background. The components of this design are raw iron soaked in water for the blacks, plus fermented indigo for the blues. Indigo natural dye is simply indigo leaves, raw sugar and ash fixed with natural mordants for colorfastness. This is a unique, handmade product made with authentic, heritage techniques. It is the best of sustainable fashion.
The touchstone for this design is Mumbai, the fashion and commerce capital of India. The city has more Art Deco buildings than anywhere else in the world. Historically, Indigo is important to every craft textile community, especially in India. When the world was mostly brown, color was the definition of luxury and indigo was one of the first dyeing techniques that yielded colorfast, craveable blues. Our Mumbai bandana captures all these important style signifiers in one place: Mumbai's Art Deco glories, Indigo’s vivid history and kashish natural indigo dye's high craft.
Hand-blocked motifs in iron black on a blue background deliver craft, color and contrast. Incredibly versatile, you’ll style it for a party, chore day or to give some snap to #WFH sweats. A beautiful bandana gets the job done.
These natural dye bandanas come to us from third-generation makers outside Jaipur, who are known for mixing traditional skills with innovative designs. Organic cotton plus indigo, iron, time, skill and a craft culture made these incredible bandanas possible. Fine, hand-rolled hem.
Natural dye indigo and iron block hand block printed