The Hues of India

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  • Kantha-Silk-Scarfs-Collection
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  • Plan-Resin-Jewellery
  • Rugs-Collection
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Business Category: Art, Fairtrade, Homewares, Linen, Textiles, and UpcycledBusiness Tags: fairtrade, indian fabrics, kantha, linen, rag rugs, recycled saris, rugs, and throws

  • Profile

    The Hues of India, as the name suggests brings bright bold and beautiful colours to your life. We are an Australian online store, showcasing the various colours from different regions of India. We are all about promoting sustainability while keeping up with current trends and styles using traditional skills and techniques.

    We offer you homewares, clothing and lifestyle items,both online, at weekend markets and pop up shops. Primarily our products are handmade, and incorporate traditional and ancient embroidery techniques such as Kantha stitch, Kutchi embroidery, Suzaini embroidery, Chikankari embroidery and also block print, Ikat fabrics and natural / vegetable dyeing processes.

    The items we sell include quilts and scarves, which can be used as table runners as well, and which are made out of recycled vintage saris and hand embroidered using Kantha stitch. The rugs, table linen, scarves, jackets, handbags and makeup bags are made with hand block print techniques, using vegetable dyes.

    All of our products are handmade articles sourced from different regions of India, created by artisans who have the skills handed down to them from generations. By purchasing our products you can be proud of the fact that you are encouraging handicrafts, and providing a living to the talented, skilful artisans.

    Most of our products are a beautiful result of sustainable upcycled or recycled fabric combined with traditional embroideries. Hence using these products not only helps communities to continue their art and have a livelihood, but also encourages the nature lover in you to make contribution to a greener world.

    Vintage Kantha quilts, Kantha Silk Scarves and Kantha handbags:

    • Materials: Recycled old saris
    • Process: Handmade by artisans
    • Technique: Kantha Stitch

    These are handmade by women artisans from vintage silk saris. They are combination of two layers of separate recycled sari fabric, with fabulous complementary and contrasting colours. These layers are stitched together using kantha stitch, making a stripe pattern. These have a unique texture due to the rich, rippling effect emerging from the kantha stitch across the fabric.

    Block print quilts, jackets, make up bags, table linen, tapestry:

    • Materials: Wood block print (carved in different shapes and designs) on cotton fabric
    • Process: Handmade by artisans
    • Technique: Block printing

    Block printing is done by skilful artisans on the fabric with different patterns and designs by using meticulously carved wooden blocks. Each colour in the design is carved into a separate block. The blocks align when stamped onto fabric to form the final print design. The master printer prepares the colour which are poured into wooden trays. Blocks are stamped in the colour each time, then stamped very carefully onto the fabric to form the repeat pattern.

    Indigo Rugs:

    • Materials: Cotton threads, vegetable dye, mud, sawdust
    • Process: Handmade by artisans
    • Technique: block printing and natural dyeing process

    Our rugs are 100% cotton handwoven by artisans. These are block printed by dabu printing technique and dyed in an indigo vat. Bagru block printing traditionally uses vegetable dye colors such as indigo/dabu (a mixture of mud resist dabu and indigo dip dyeing techniques). Once the fabric has been printed with the dabu paste (mixture of mud), it is sprinkled with sawdust and left to dry in the sun, then dip dyed in a vat of indigo and set to dry. The dabu mixture then washes off and the fabric then displays the pattern stamped in the dye resist. This process can be repeated several times to get several shades of indigo in different simple patterns across the fabric.

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  • Reviews

    1 Review on “The Hues of India”

    1. helene The Hues of India
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      Working with artisans to create unique and delicious throws, cushions and rugs for your home – I love the recycled sari products. Nothing better than buying a product from a local business who is also working to help communities in need . Beautiful products.

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