Op Art Bandana | Hand Block Printed | Madder | Kashish Grey & Black
Lichtenstein’s Benday dots, 1960s Op Art and Kusama were on our minds…..so we made this. It took the skills and time of 19 craft experts and 5 days of printing, washing and dyeing to make this bandana. We counted. But, the results are worth it.
The design is a lively grid of dots with wonderful dimension, surrounded by solid bands. The colors go down in layers, a combination of resist natural dyeing, dip dyeing and hand blocked printing. The grey and iron black border are natural kashish (raw iron, water and natural sugar). The red bands and dots are Red Madder, a South East Asian plant. The white backgrounds are created from a resist process called Dabu, where the block puts down a layer of resin that gets covered with sawdust to resist colors. This stylish fusion of cultures is truly modern heritage. Fine, hand-rolled hem.
Made in a small town in Rajasthan by a third generation of natural dye block printers.
Natural color block printed with kashish and madder