Block Shop's Ravi scarf in russet red pays homage to the Rajasthani sun, and is inspired by Indian trade textiles designed in the 17th Century for the Indonesian market, blending local and foreign textile traditions. Hand block printed by 5th generation master printers in Bagru, with natural red (beggar) on harda. Comes with a handmade stoneware concho by LA ceramic artist BZIPPY & CO.
25% silk, 75% cotton, Approx 34" x 34"
Block Shop is a collaboration between sisters Hopie and Lily Stockman, and a family of traditional printers and dyers in Bagru, India. Marrying a contemporary California aesthetic with a three-century-old block-printing process, Block Shop produces elegant, feather-light silk-and-cotton scarves in subtle, striking patterns. The entire production process is manual: designs are done on paper, the natural plant and mineral dyes are crafted in small batches, and wooden blocks are used for printing. Thus, no two textiles are exactly alike. Block Shop devotes 5 percent of its profits to developing community healthcare programs in India.