We found a small village on the island of Java in Indonesia where the men handweave these cotton scarves and shawls on handmade wooden looms. The intricate openwork patterns have been handed down through the generations, father to son.
The natural cotton thread is purchased in big hanks and wound onto spools using old bicycle rims. The loom is thendressed which is very time consuming. The weaving itself then goes relatively quickly. We are getting them in 11 patterns, each in 4 sizes. Being completely handmade, the charm is in the irregularities and the sizes are approximate. They can be dyed and tie-dyed with our Fiber Reactive dyes into any of 100 colors. Because of how long they take to make and get here, we cant be sure they will always be in stock, so get em while we got em.
For those interested, weve received a message from the head weaver expressing their appreciation and thanks to Dharma for our orders as it means a lot to the well-being of the village.