Hand woven in Bengal, all products
are finished on the Loom. Weaving techniques like Jamdani and double
cloth weaving are used - to highlight part of the design or manipulate
it in such a way that it becomes unrecognizable.
By pushing the boundaries of weaving,
it is possible to deconstruct the entire process and create products
that are as creative as they are utilitarian. Yarns are sourced
from what is locally available such as mulberry and spun silk, tussahs,
mugas, cotton and khadi.
Warp threads are printed and then woven. Ethereal and almost
ghostlike after weaving, these scarves resemble the delicacy of
broken cobwebs, bird feathers and fingerprints.
Working with the ancient technique
of double cloth weaving, Flap! Scarves
create the illusion that one cloth is passing through another. A
combination of textures, stripes, twisted yarns and solid colours
are used to bring to life flaps of all shapes and
sizes. The collection includes border flap, selvedge flap, flip
flap, gap flap and others
Originally 'Jamdani' was derived
from the Persian word 'jam dar' connoting a species of fine cotton
with spots and flowers woven on the loom.
Bai lou jamdani scarves use this technique of inserting by
hand, lengths of thread to make motifs and designs.