More Than Meets The Eye
While bundling up for cooler weather, you most likely didn’t even realize that behind this lovely Mikkma scarf is a gorgeous design.
Dyed to perfection, our Shibori Patchwork scarf is available in indigo. A delicate blend of viscose, modal gives this scarf a luxurious, soft feel. Inspired by the sun’s rays, every Mikkma scarf is printed to perfection allowing each piece to very unique in both design and color.
The earliest examples of tie-dying date back to the 8th century which included the use of bright colors such as red, yellow, blue and green with simple circle details. A variety of techniques were developed during the span of the 20th century, especially in the 1960’s when psychedelic tie-dye made a large appearance in the western world.
In Asia, specifically Japan, a form of tie-dye was developed in the 8th century, called Shibori. Within this development, there were an infinite number of patterns created where one would bind, stich, fold, and twist or compress cloth to create a unique design. The main fabrics used for this technique were silk and hemp, then in later centuries the introduction of cotton. Most designs were dyed with Indigo.
The popular “Ikat” design was also derived from the original tie-dye and Shibori techniques, which is now mostly found in Indonesia and the islands of Japan.
Tie-dye techniques have also been used for centuries in the Hausa region of West Africa, where the renowned indigo dye pits are located.