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Indigo ikat cotton shawl


Ikat shawl

Hand woven cotton shawl with traditional Lao design 32 x 146cm

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Product Description

Handwoven in Northern Laos using traditional silk weaving techniques, but applied to cotton! The cotton is grown and spun in the village where the artisans weave. The deep blue colour comes from indigo. The cotton is dyed using ‘ikat’ or resist dyeing techniques in which the cotton is tightly bound in sections, creating a striped thread which is then woven into the shawl to create a beautiful pattern. Hardwearing and the polar opposite of mass produced fabric this shawl  is a piece of wearable art

TAEC Laos 

The Traditional Arts and Ethnicity Centre is based in Lunagprabang, Laos. Founded in 2007 by Tara Gujadhur and Thongkoun Soutthivilay, the centre is a non-profit organisation offering start up loans and training to remote communities in 13 of Laos’ 17 provinces. They use only organic, natural materials and seek to promote the traditional arts of Laos through education and sales of beautiful hand made products. 50% of all profits are fed back into the community

Care instructions

Dry clean or gentle hand wash only