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.

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 a 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.