Kela - केला Scarf in aqua and deep green
The kela scarf (called dupatta in India) is hand block printed on a cotton silk mix fabric with carved woodblocks in Jaipur, India.
The art of block printing has not changed for hundreds of years and is a craft that is passed down though generations of printers who, with incredible accuracy and skill, are able to create the most intricate designs. Each layer of colour is carved in mirror image into a woodblock and these blocks are then used one at a time to apply the design onto the surface of the fabric which is stretched out along a long printing table. This level of handmade craftsmanship is something that we at Blocked by Clark love to see and wish to continue supporting.
Kela is the Hindi word for banana and is a heritage print using the banana leaf motif. The banana leaf has strong cultural ties in india, especially in the more tropical regions of the South. It is often used instead of a plate when serving a typical Thali lunch and plays many roles in food preparation. This design is inspired by my wonderful tropical memories of the south of India and features a large repeat banana leaf motif in calming greens on a neutral background with a deep green striped boarder on the short edges.
The scarf is lightweight and is the perfect accessory for all weathers adding a tropical touch to your day.
Due to the handmade process variation in the colour and print work should be expected, so no two designs will ever be exactly the same making each piece unique!
Printed aqua and deep green
Approx 80cm x 180cm
55% cotton 45% Silk
Hand block printed by 5th generation master printers in Sanganer
Rolled hem stitched by hand
Hand wash in cold water with a mild detergent
Do not wring and Iron on medium setting