chai (Assamese) - tea
This scarf is hand-spun and hand-woven by the WeAreKal team in Assam. The silk is called eri silk and cultivated by Assamese tribal communities South West of Guwahati. It is a wild silk and the moth leaves a hole in the cocoon as it has to be empty before it can be processed. Therefore it has a structure which is rather similar to linen. The scarf is dyed with onion skins in Assam. There are no chemicals used during the manufacturing process.
- 100% eri silk from Assam
- 40cm x 180cm // 70cm x 200cm
- windproof and very robust fabric, ideal for any season
- naturally dyed with tea leaves
- farming: 45 days
- spinning: 2 days
- dyeing: 1 day
- weaving: 2 days + knotting fringes
- Hand woven im Assam
This product is entirely made by hand. Therefore, irregularities in thickness of yarn are characteristic to the craft of handspinning. The fabric and the dye will change over time - the silk is becoming softer and the dyes lighter.