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Botanical Dye Silk Ribbon - Tribe Castlemaine

Botanical Dye Silk Ribbon


Naturally dyed silk ribbon in soft and earthy colours. Explore the possibilities for weaving, crochet, jewellery making, textile art, gift wrap, home decor and fibre based craft projects.

Recycling silk wedding saris is a cottage industry run by women in villages around Bangalore, India. Each ball has it's own unique rustic character, with a mix of fabric textures in varying widths, raw edges and irregular sewn and knotted joins. 

Locally the ribbon is botanically dyed by hand - a slow, multi-step process of preparing the fabric and extracting dyes, often with locally foraged plants. Each ball is unique, as no two dye pots are the same, irregularities in texture and colour are part of their natural charm.

Naturally dyed fabrics evolve over time, as all things in nature do. Sun exposure will hasten fading.

Sold individually, each ball weighs approximately 40-50 grams. A unique gift or addition to your crafting stash.

Please note variants are named by their dye source, not their colour. We do our best to photograph products accurately but monitor variations can alter colour representation.

Silk ribbon fair trade sourced from India, hand-dyed in Castlemaine by Tribe.