gorgeous, colorful bohemian shrug in soft pink, blue, and gold silk with tiny mirrors!
this amazing 3/4-sleeved bolero jacket is made from vintage bandhani/tie-dyed silk georgette sari. the sleeves are bordered with tiny silver mirrors. the rest of the shrug is decorated with small silver beads and mirrors.
About the fabric:
Bandhani is a tie dyeing style traditionally practiced by rural georgette is a sheer silk, similar to chiffon but just a little a bit thicker.village people in Gujarat, northwestern India. The word comes from bandha/bandhana, the Sanskrit word for tying and from this the Gujarati term bandhavun, to tie, is derived. Teeny tiny little knots are tied in the fabric. The fabric is then dipped into vats of dye and allowed to dry. Then the knots are removed, revealing intricate patterns on the finished textile.
*cuff to cuff (across the shoulders): 35 inches
*back length (nape of neck to waist): 24 inches
MOST IMPORTANT: *torso opening (measure your bustline, including your arms - this has to be able to fit OVER your shoulders for you to get the jacket on): 32 inches
*wrists: 15 inches
Wash gently by hand in cold water. Hang to dry. Don't press!
This is made from antique sari and may have signs of wear such as small, light stains or tiny holes. I do my very best to insure that each piece is as close to perfect as possible, but please remember that they came from saris that have been worn and loved by one or more women. If there is something that is unacceptable to you, that I missed, I will gladly take the piece back.
I purchase saris from a single mother in Delhi, who runs her own business selling vintage and antique fabrics. She acquires these saris from women during trips to remote villages throughout India. In this way, she provides a much-needed income to these villages and to herself and her son. It's very cool being a part of this network!
DON'T WORRY! I take returns for ANY reason.