"Sevya" is a Sanskrit word that means "caring through service." Sevya is dedicated to preserving the indigenous art forms and cultures of India by supporting the artisan communities who uphold these traditions. All of Sevya's fair trade products are made by artisan groups using centuries-old craft traditions, with the finest natural fibers and materials. Sevya works with artisan cooperatives throughout India to develop contemporary styles and designs that showcase their traditional and eco-friendly methods of handcraft--including hand-loom, block-printing, tie-dye, and embroidery.
The Rahela lightweight cotton scarf is hand block-printed on soft 100% cotton material with pom pom trim at the ends, by artisans in Rajasthan, India.The wooden blocks are first hand-carved and the design is then hand-stamped using a different block for each color in the pattern (see image 3). The seamless printing shows the fine skill of the block-printers, and it is a craft that has been passed down from generation to generation. Each region of India has a different style of block-printing, and each family has their own collection of wooden blocks.
Colors: Indigo Leaves, Indigo Tie Dye
Dimensions: 22" x 72"