Bandhani-inspired silk jacquard skirt
Bespoke textiles designed in our own studio and especially developed for the current theme mark each Varana collection. The silk jacquard fabric of this lovely, versatile skirt is inspired by the traditional Bandhani tie-and-dye technique from India. Tiny, white circular motifs are dotted on a grid to create a beautifully textured background. The full skirt flares out from the cinched waist to fall gracefully to the ankle and is finished with a back zipper and side pockets. The classic, flattering shape extends easily across seasons and occasions.
Model is 5 feet 9 inches / 175 cm and wears UK size 6.
Shell: 42% Cotton, 31% Silk and 27% Polyester
Lining: 63% Cupro and 37% Modal
Dry Clean Only
‘Bandhani' is a form of fine tie-and-dye that originated centuries ago in the Kutch desert in India and is still practiced by artisanal communities in the region. The term Bandhani is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘bandhan’ or ‘tie’.
Craftswomen, working from their homes, painstakingly tie small knots in fabric. The tied fabric resists the dye and the result is intricate, circular patterns, the exact form of which depends on how the tying was done.
We have taken inspiration from this technique and created bespoke heavy silk jacquards, woven with the tiny, circular motifs characteristic of the traditional Bandhani process.
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