To begin we first cut and sew the linen into the skirt. The skirt is made first so that then the stripe can be tied in using waxed string this is so that the indigo won’t penetrate under the tightly wound string. The linen bundle is then dyed 6-8 dips in the natural tarai blue indigo vat. After each dip it is allowed to oxidize in the Uttarakhand air. Slowly the indigo hue deepens with each dip.
Once we are happy with the depth of shade we rinse in cool water and then unwind the bindings to reveal the unique stripe.
Each skirt has its own unique stripe due to the process in creating it. I love watching the reveal of unwinding each stripe – it’s always exciting.
This is a one of a kind skirt.
If you love the style I have also listed a few undyed linen versions too.
Note – This skirt has been crafted using natural indigo. Colour rub off is a natural characteristic of this process. Please avoid contact with light colours and upholstery to begin with. The indigo colour will slowly fade over time.