The Red River Stoles

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Fashion accessories for women - woven by the weavers from Assam.

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The Red River Stoles

  1. 1. Stoles
  2. 2. THE RED RIVER <ul><li>The Red River is a mission based organization with socio-economic objectives based out of Guwahati, Assam </li></ul><ul><li>The organization envisions to link the skills, and the hand-woven/handmade products of the North East India to sustainable markets thereby bringing in economic benefits for the people by generating increased number of days of employment </li></ul><ul><li>The organization believes in fair-trade and abides by its principles </li></ul><ul><li>The Red River promotes the use of environment friendly practices, natural dyes, hand-spun yarns, handloom, fair wages and nurtures dyeing traditional practices in handicraft and handloom </li></ul><ul><li>Sister organization - Kandaree </li></ul>
  3. 3. The North East Connection <ul><li>North East India is rich in weaves and crafts </li></ul><ul><li>Environment friendly and sustainable practices are naturally prevalent here – e.g. use of natural dyes, bamboo etc </li></ul><ul><li>The numerous distinct communities residing in the region enrich the range of skills and styles </li></ul><ul><li>60% of the population are engaged in handicrafts and handloom </li></ul>
  4. 4. Our producers Our producers are home based weavers/artisans. They follow design direction of The Red River
  5. 5. Natural Dye <ul><li>Barks, berries, roots, flowers, nests of insects </li></ul><ul><li>Marigold, tea leaves, onion peels, indigo, henna, madder, lac, cow dung, turmeric </li></ul>
  6. 6. Scarves/Stoles/Wraps <ul><li>Warp: naturally dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Weft:naturally dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Extra weft:hand spun yarn from recycled Muga </li></ul><ul><li>Yarn naturally dyed using lac </li></ul><ul><li>22’ by 78’ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Scarves/Stoles/Wraps <ul><li>Warp: naturally dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Weft:naturally dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Extra weft:hand spun yarn from recycled Muga </li></ul><ul><li>Yarn naturally dyed using lac </li></ul><ul><li>22’ by 78’ </li></ul><ul><li>Red : Madder dyed </li></ul><ul><li>Purple: Lac dyed </li></ul><ul><li>Golden: Muga </li></ul>
  8. 8. Scarves/Stoles/Wraps <ul><li>Warp: naturally dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Weft:naturally dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Extra weft:hand spun yarn from recycled Muga </li></ul><ul><li>Yarn naturally dyed using lac </li></ul><ul><li>18’ by 78’ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Scarves/Stoles/Wraps <ul><li>Warp: naturally dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Weft:naturally dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Extra weft:hand spun yarn from recycled Muga </li></ul><ul><li>Yarn naturally dyed using indigo with ferrous rocks </li></ul><ul><li>22’ by 78’ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Scarves/Stoles/Wraps <ul><li>Warp: naturally dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Weft:naturally dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Extra weft:hand spun yarn from recycled Muga </li></ul><ul><li>Yarn naturally dyed using lac </li></ul><ul><li>22’ by 78’ </li></ul><ul><li>Red: Madder </li></ul><ul><li>Grey: Indigo with ferrous rocks </li></ul>
  11. 11. Naturally dyed plain twill weave Scarves/Stoles/Wraps <ul><li>Warp: eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Weft:eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>22’ by 78’ </li></ul><ul><li>Natural dyes: harda, indigo, marigold, madder, turmeric, tea leaves, cow dung </li></ul>
  12. 12. Scarves/Stoles/Wraps <ul><li>Warp: madder waste dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Weft: marigold dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Extra weft: indigo dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Tribal motifs </li></ul><ul><li>22’ by 78’ </li></ul>
  13. 13. Scarves/Stoles/Wraps <ul><li>Warp: madder waste dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Weft: bark ofjackfruit + madder waste dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Extra weft: various shades of naturally dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Tribal motifs </li></ul><ul><li>22’ by 78’ </li></ul>
  14. 14. Scarves/Stoles/Wraps <ul><li>Warp: lac waste dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Weft: lac waste dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Weaving pattern twill and gaps </li></ul><ul><li>22’ by 78’ </li></ul>
  15. 15. Scarves/Stoles/Wraps <ul><li>Warp: madder waste dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Weft: marigold dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>Tribal motifs with marigold dyed eri silk </li></ul><ul><li>22’ by 78’ </li></ul>
  16. 16. Scarves/Stoles/Wraps <ul><li>All our stoles/scarves are dyed from elements of the nature and have a color palette which is not harsh to the eye </li></ul><ul><li>The dyeing process is environment safe </li></ul><ul><li>The weaving practice gives sustenance to the families of the women and conserves tradition </li></ul>
  17. 18. www.theredriver.in Facebook : The Red River [email_address] [email_address]

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