Fabrics that echo the landscapes of their origin

Rani & Reine

Butterfly Shawl - Resist Printed - Natural Indigo

Regular price €67,00
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Rani & Reine

Butterfly Shawl - Resist Printed - Natural Indigo

Regular price €67,00
Unit price
per 
Tax included.

A lightweight resist printed square shawl in beautiful natural indigo. That perfect blue.

A summery hand drawn floral design with a butterfly motif and eye-catching geometric border. Hand printed using a resist paste of gum arabica and lime, the floral pattern is hand drawn by our founder, Sarah, which was combined with Master Block Printer Sufiyan Khatri's minimalist geometric border. The indigo was in fact Sufiyan's idea, he made an extra sample and it caught our eye instantly. A magical collaboration :)

Wear it in multiple ways: as a shawl, as a head wrap or as a cute beach top! The sky's the limit!

Paired with our Indigo Float Dress, and our Beach Frock Mini.

*All of our products are limited edition, and are custom dyed, woven and stitched by hand in micro batches.


STORY

Much of our inspiration comes from the natural world, and from photos of our travels.

'As I dug through our old photos looking for things that caught my eye - I spotted an image of a shiny green vine with bright open faced blooms of yellow, and a second image of a butterfly alighting on a hibiscus. I took some time to find out what the blooms were, and what type of butterfly. Both were taken in Assam at my husband's home'.

'I had not planned on creating a block print design. But, on a whim, inspired by those two photos, I found myself sketching out a vine pattern, figuring out how to make it into a repeating pattern, and adding a lemon pansy butterfly motif. We had visited Ajrakhpur in 2018, the village where traditional Ajrakh block printing is practiced, and I had hoped to work together in the future - we initiated the collaboration in June 2021, which resulted in the block printed fabric and shawls included in our debut collection.'

Sarah Dunn, Founder and Designer

FEATURES

Fibre: 100% cotton

Natural Dye: Indigo 

Fabric: Muslin (lightweight). Ambar charkha spun and handwoven on pit looms in West Bengal, India. 

Details: A lightweight muslin shawl, printed by hand in Ajrakhpur, Kachchh, using a resist technique, hemmed by hand.

*garments dyed with natural indigo will rub for the first few washes

MEASUREMENTS

 

Approximately 45 x 46 inches (114 cms x 117 cms)

You-Shan is 4'11" (150 cm) tall

Seatile is 5'3" (160 cm) tall

Anna is 5'5" (166 cm) tall 

Prathibha is 5'4" (163 cm) tall

CARE
Wash by hand or machine wash gentle cycle in cool water using a pH neutral detergent. Dry in shade. For detailed information, visit our care page

 

All of our garments come in a protective muslin bag, stitched by the women of Kruti, in the village of Mulshi, Maharashtra. Kruti, a stitching unit run by Anubhuti Social Foundation, provides employment opportunities to women in rural communities, by implementing training programs in tailoring.

Meet the Block Printers and Block Carvers

*Colours will appear differently with varied lighting and screens.