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Tie Dye Blue and Green Varanasi Silk Shawl, 'Cool Color Fusion'

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Tie Dye Blue and Green Varanasi Silk Shawl, 'Cool Color Fusion'

5.0 (artist rating)

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By Madhu Agrawal, this beautiful shawl gives a modern look to traditional Varanasi silk, which originated in the town of Banaras. The strands are tie-dyed before they are patiently woven by hand, with nuances of fuchsia, teal, orange and green that ripple across an expanse of blue.

Made in India

  • 100% silk
  • Dry clean only
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
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  • 30 grams
  • 1.06 oz
  • 179.1 cm L x 57.1 cm W
  • 71" L x 22.5" W
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Artfully crafted by Madhu Agrawal from India.

 

Meet the Artist

Madhu Agrawal

Madhu Agrawal

5.0 (artist rating)

"Art is the most eclectic form of expression of ideas and beauty, and this is what attracts me the most to weaving."

"Hello, I'm Madhu from Varanasi City, famous for the Ganges River. It is known the world over as the holy city of the... Hindus, and it is also considered as one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities of the world. It was originally known as Banaras, and hence the silk from here is called Banarasi.

"I have very fond memories of my childhood. Being a holy city, I remember growing up in Varanasi was really enchanting and we visited temples a lot.

"My association with creative work dates back to my younger years, as I was involved in painting, stitching and designing. However, my actual involvement with Banarasi silk began when I married my husband since his family was associated with real artisans and weavers. I slowly got in touch with them and started my own studio where I designed and wove beautiful pieces, of course with the help of weavers.

"Art is the most eclectic form of expression of ideas and beauty, and this is what attracts me the most to weaving. Through my work I am able to help generate work for more weavers, and for this I received recognition from the Rotary Association of Varanasi.

"The tradition of making Banarasi sarees in Varanasi is very ancient and it is linked to the history of India. Banarasi sarees are mentioned in the holy scriptures of the Rigveda (1700–1100 BC), as well as in the Ramayana and Mahabharata epics. Banarasi sarees were woven of cotton and gained prominence during the Mughal era, when Persian motifs were fused with Indian designs to create the distinct flowery patterns, and silk was used instead of cotton. Back then they were woven with threads of real gold and silver, and adorned with precious gems.

"This weaving tradition is still being passed down from one generation to another, and it continues to flourish. Normally three people are required to weave one saree, and it can take 15 days to six months to complete depending upon the intricacy of the design. If the designs are too elaborate, weavers can even take a year's time to finish a single saree."

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WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
MEN S M L XL XXL
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5
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BUST / CHEST

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WAIST

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LOW WAIST

Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.

HIPS

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NECK

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SLEEVE

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INSEAM

Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.

 

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For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

WOMEN S M L XL  
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

MEN S M L XL XXL
inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

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