Friday, May 6, 2011

100% cotton, made in india

I bought a bundle of these still-rolled batik scarves at a yard sale years ago. At least I think they'd be considered batik. I gave some away and unrolled two for myself. For some reason, I've held off doing anything with the last of them.

Does anyone know anything about these? The tags say 100% cotton, made in India. I looked around the internet but couldn't find anything quite like them.

I'm wondering if this is how they're sold in India? Are they meant to be scarves or pieces of cloth to make things with? Is there a really easy way to unroll them? It's nice to meditatively work on unrolling one, but it does take quite a while. I'm wondering if it would instantly loosen up by itself when immersed in water, like those magical flattened sponges?


Have a great weekend, everyone.
xo

12 comments:

Deb said...

these are marvelous. I'd love to buy one of the unopened ones from you just for the treat of the reveal!

deanna7trees said...

how wonderful. what will you do with them?

liniecat said...

Wonder if they still have a dye in them? Maybe wash them abit of pfd fabric or a colour catcher lol
Could it be for transportaion and so they dont get damp so easily in transit?

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

WoW... those are so cool!

woman with wings said...

Deb,I emailed you.

woman with wings said...

Deanna, I really don't know! I use two of them as scarves but now I can see their potential as elements in cloth projects, too.

woman with wings said...

Lyn, to make it easier for transport may be it. I didn't even think of that. What is pfd fabric? -- oh-oh, my ignorance is showing here, I can tell...ha.

woman with wings said...

Hi Debi, I agree!

Shishi said...

wow...colored snakes! Love them unrolled and rolled.

woman with wings said...

Shishi, yes, colored snakes! I was worried some people might be taken aback when they see the pictures -- I know my daughters will be, if they haven't already!

liniecat said...

prepared fabric for dyeing lol

Lovely moons in post above too, like the moon on the blue stripe fabric especially.
I buy wraps and toga things like these when I stumble on them at car boots, to drape over a small table that sits next to my chair.
Then if all else fails I can snip away at the fabric from the back, as Im sitting lol shhhhh dont tell everyone though that some of the draped covers are now only front bits lol

woman with wings said...

Hi Lyn, you are hilarious! I love envisioning you sitting there snipping away at your tablecloth. Actually, you've got a good idea there -- you're multi-purposing the cloth to the max!!