This indigo eri silk ikat shawl has bold squares like a chess board in shades of light and dark blue with an orange frame. A broad selvedge in blue runs along the length and both ends have maroon and orange tassels.
This shawl has an innovation of loop and button making 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.
Enjoy its beauty as a piece of art.