Annah Chakola’s family has been in the Indian textile business for over a century and a half, so to say working with fabric is in her blood wouldn’t be that far of a reach. After years of witnessing beautiful fabrics ends and threads going to waste, Annah decided to turn one man’s trash into another woman’s treasure. Each piece that Annah designs for Boho Gypsy’s recycled fabric collection is carefully handcrafted by a registered Global Fair Trade women’s collective in Northern India. She’s forged relationships with many similar initiatives around the globe to help bring her designs to fruition. Supporting other mom and pop shops — no matter where they are — is important to this conscientious entrepreneur.
IKAT SCARF 3
The journey of these scarves begin early summer when Himalayan farmers climb into the mountains to collect the soft fleecy wool of the Lena Rama ,a wild goat that lives mostly in the Chang Thang area of Ladakh. The process has been passed on for generations creating the most luxurious classic wool scarf.
Ikat is a old textile design, historically crafted in various parts of Asia and some parts of Africa. I have a long running romance with ikat and was introduced to it as a young child growing up around a home textile business my family has run for over 150 years in the Coastal town of Kochi, India. My affair continues.
-Crafted in Kashmir
-Dry Clean only