Our scarves are handcrafted by weavers on traditional wooden looms. Our designs are simple and elegant; our colours range from subtle to vibrant, each one fast and long-lasting.
Solids are single coloured scarves that display our obsession for quality and craftsmanship. These simple and elegant scarves are a result of deft weaving and careful dyeing of yarn to ensure consistency of texture and tone of colours.
Our solids are woven in twill weave and are available in various thickness; and six colours: Pink (Baker-Miller); Burgundy/Pomegranate
Khaki; Garnet; Steel Grey; and Caramel.
Houndstooth, named so because of the repeating geometric block comprising protruding teeth-like pattern, seems to have been first created, by many accounts, in Scotland in the early 19th century.  One of the most popular tessellations, it is formed by applying technical weaving pattern, which is particularly challenging on handloom since any error is likely to stand out glaringly.

These scarves are very light (and yet sturdy) and are available in: Black & White (original houndstooth colours); Indigo/White; Red/White; Red/Pink; Purple/Grey.
Checks are the most natural pattern for weaving, which essentially is interlacing two sets of yarn - warp and weft - at right angles. The variety of checks is quite diverse from simple (Gingham) to complex (Scottish plaids or Madras checks); from two colours to as many as you wish and can imagine to mix!

We keep things simple but elegant and focus on Gingham and Shepherds checks.
Each step of the process is touched by the adept hands of our master weavers who work for days to craft the scarves.
We use Eri silk, sourced from the region, to craft your scarves.

We mainly use Eri-silk: named for castor ("era" in Assamese, a language spoken in the north-eastern state of Assam in India) because these silkworms spinning this yarn feed on castor leaves. Eri-silk, due to its thermal property, is warm in winter and cool in summer.
We use organic dyes derived from plants.

The dyes used to colour our yarn (and scarves) have all been derived from various plants, vegetables and fruits: pomegranate; marigold; Indian madder, among others. These dyes are non-toxic and harmless for your skin. We dye the yarn in small batches in our own facility.
Out of the many choices of the dyes we have had, we have chosen 6 colourants, after several months of indefatigable effort, based on our success in terms of fastness of the colours and their consistency.

Our weavers work for several days preparing the warp and weft. We start with natural yarn that come in a cone, skein or hank. Once the yarn is washed, dyed and dried, it is wound onto small spindles or bobbins (for warp) and pirns (for weft), by hand using a spinning wheel.

The bobbins are placed in a frame; and the strands of yarn, passed thread by thread through a raddle, are wound - taut and parallel to each other - around a beam.

The beam is then shifted to the loom. 

And then starts the threading of the warp through the heddles attached to the shafts (pedals): from 2 to 12, depending on the design. Each warp thread goes through a heddle.

This is unarguably the most tedious step of the entire weaving process. The threads, one by one, are then drawn through the reed - which resembles a comb - with a hook and tied in bunches to a rod at one end.

The loom is now ready for weaving, which is basically repetition of three actions: Shedding (raising and lowering of heddles), Picking (traversing of weft across the loom) and Battening (pushing the weft to the edge of the fabric).

Depending on the design, structure and size of the scarf, weaving a single scarf can take from around 4 hours to a couple of days.