INDIGO PEOPLE - SHINWA BANDANA - MUD RESIST SCREEN PRINT
Mud resist printing
The mud resist printing technique is a very old and authentic method from India. Mud resist printing is a resist dyeing process applied to the finished textile, following the screen print method.
The graphic design of this bandana is manually printed following authentic mud resist technique. Using mud the artisan applies the artwork directly on the fabric to resist dye. After multiply dipped in natural indigo the bandana is washed in cold water to remove the mud and the artwork appears on the bandana. Due to the manual printing and indigo dyeing process, imperfection occurs on the printed artwork that marks the unique appearance of each single item.
Natural Indigo Dye
To get a deep dark blue colour, the bandana is dipped about 10 to 20 times in a vat of indigo. The more the bandana is dipped in the natural indigo, the darker the blue colour will get. During the dyeing process, no chemicals are added. General wear, use and wash will fade the colour and each product will gain its unique appearance by time.
Length 50cm, width 50cm, 100% cotton, handcrafted in India. (This article is hand printed, manually dyed and washed after crafting; the length, width and colour of each item may vary and differ)