This eri silk ikat shawl has a chevron pattern in red, yellow and mahogany on a off white base. It also has a mahogany selvedge along the length and tassels at the end.
An innovation of loop and button makes it versatile enough to be used as a shawl or an asymmetrical kaftan cape.
‘Chitiki’ in weavers parlance means a dot. Ikat weaving involves a fast disappearing, painstaking, and laborious process of graphing a design, to marking on the yarn, tying and untying yarn, and dyeing each color separately. Once this process is complete, it means the chitikis are complete and the weaving of the design commences, while ensuring the chitikis in the design are intact.