Wandering Silk's signature Dune Robes are one-size overlays, crafted from a single length of fabric and designed to make our beautiful textiles into highly wearable pieces which drape, layer and flow beautifully.
This style is made from a very light hand spun and hand woven khaadi cotton, embellished with supplementary weft jamdani motifs and dyed using natural indigo. The fabric is very soft and makes a perfect cover up for warm weather.
Story Behind Design:
This piece is the result of a lengthy process, whereby cotton fibres are carefully hand spun and hand woven by rural Bengali weavers.This lightly textured fabric is known as khadi and maintains the intrinsic properties of cotton normally damaged during the machine-spinning process. It will continue to get softer with wear.
While the threads are still on the loom, highly talented artisans weave the jamdani extra weft motifs into the fabric in one the most labour intensive forms of embellishment, once patronised by Mughal royalty.
This product has been dyed using natural indigo, one of the world’s oldest and most valuable dyestuffs. Colour rub-off and running is an intrinsic property of natural indigo. Any variations or irregularities are part of the design and inherent to the production process.