Madhubani silk scarf Pakhi – Hand sketched with natural dyes on a cream coloured tussar silk base. The entire scarf is intricately sketched with the traditional figures of birds and leaves in red, orange and green, symbolizing nature in harmony and peace all around. The scarf is bordered with tassels on two sides giving it a playful look.
It is lightweight and the silk is textured which gives it a body and can easily be shaped into any style to wrap around your neck or thrown across the shoulder. The texture of the scarf gives it a perfect fall as you wear it.
Source: Urban Medley
Our Madhubani silk scarf comes to you from Mithila Bihar. This Madhubani or Mithila style of painting is practiced in Mithila, Bihar a state in eastern India. Painting is done with twigs, brushes, nib & matchsticks. Madhubani meaning ‘Forest of Honey’ is an instinctive form of painting. No sketch is made before making the painting; hence it flows with the artist’s imagination. The outline is made with a fine metal nib and then filled with colour. This adds to the incredible exclusivity of each piece.
So only one artist can work on a scarf completing the entire painting on any given piece. Each artist has their own unique style of drawing hence a change of hand is not possible as the strokes need to be in harmony. Each piece is cut, stitched, and painted by hand, using natural dyes and pigments.
Madhubani paintings mainly includes natural elements like fish, birds, animals, turtle, sun, moon, bamboo trees and flowers. Different emotions like love, courage, devotion, fertility, and prosperity are often symbolized by geometric patterns, which is another important feature of this art form.
This classical art form dates back 2500 years to the time of Ramayana the ancient Hindu epic.
This Madhubani silk scarf is created by mother daughter designer duo Moushmi and Nupur. They work with artisans from rural communities in Bihar.
Material – 100% Natural Tussar Silk.
Length -185 cms Width -80 cms
Wash and Care– hand wash with mild detergent in cold water. Do not leave it soaked in water. Iron on the reverse side.
When not in use to protect from dust and dirt please store in the dust bag provided.
Urban Medley supports traditional weaving and printing forms. Their designers help the artisans to balance tradition with contemporary designs, and help them to commercialize using their age- old methods and production processes. The beautiful scarves and accessories from Urban Medley are made by small communities of weavers and printers from India. The weavers mainly work from home, whereby they determine their own working hours. The printers work in a small workshop with pleasant working conditions. Urban Medley uses organic, black cotton, 'peace' silk and organic leather for their products. The brand does not want to be bound by age, gender, race, color or even size, therefore accessories have been chosen as the main focus point. The accessories help you shape your own style. The ‘take care’ bags too are environmentally friendly: fabric bags made by women working from home in a village of Tamilnadu. These women can therefore support their family without having to step out. The brand helps you to be a proud and conscious fashionista.
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