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Few textile manufacturers still take the time to process natural indigo or block-print fabrics, but both practices continue to flourish in Rajasthan, India, where this handcrafted bedding is made using techniques that have been perfected over centuries. Bundles of the indigo plant are soaked to extract the vibrant dye, while long sheets of cotton are laid out awaiting the color. With hand-carved wooden blocks, a wax resist is applied to the fabric. When dyed, the wax areas remain white while the rest takes on the evocative hues of midnight, lapis lazuli, and cerulean that all begin with the tropical indigo plant. 100% cotton.

Note: Hand Block-printed Indigo Duvet prices vary depending on size.

  • Full/Queen: 84" X 100" - $109.00
  • King: 87-90" x 108" - $119.00
  • Throw pillow: 16" square
Due to the handcrafted nature of this bedding, you may find small variations in color, size, and design. If you are buying two or more bedding sets, small differences between the two should be expected.

Machine wash in cold water with like colors on gentle cycle using a non-chlorine bleach detergent. Tumble dry, low heat. Fold and smooth.

In the family's studio compound, a dye vat is prepared over three weeks using a mixture of indigo, molasses, slaked lime, and water. When the dye mixture is ready, sheets of cotton are spread out awaiting printing. Using hand-carved wooden blocks and a mixture of earth and tree gum as a resist, the artisans stamp the fabric in a repeating pattern. After each block of the pattern, sawdust is dusted across the surface to ensure that the images don't smudge. The block-printing process is repeated for each motif that is to make up the final design.


Finally, when the printed cloth is dried, it is dipped in the indigo vat. The stamped parts of the pattern will resist the dye and emerge with lighter hues. Immediately upon removal from the vat, the fabric appears white, and then green. It is exposure to oxygen that quickly brings out indigo's well-known blue hues. This chemical phenomenon led many travelers to regard Indian dyers as magicians. Indian lore also associates indigo with Lord Krishna, making it an auspicious color to work with and to use in one's home.


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      2.0

      Color Is Not Indigo - Disappointing

      By RavesAndHowls

      from Portland, Oregon

      About Me Midrange shopper

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      Pros

      • Easy To Store

      Cons

      • Is Not Actually Indigo

      Best Uses

      • Decoration

      Comments about Indigo Duvet Cover:

      The color of this item was not "indigo" as advertised but was, instead, a plain blue. The quality of the material was good, and I liked the pouch in which it came.

       
      2.0

      Dye not secure.

      By John

      from Canada

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      Pros

      • Classic

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Just For Fun

      Comments about Indigo Duvet Cover:

      We very much like the design and colour. However, even in a cold water wash, the dye bled and the white pattern turned light blue. We know indigo dyes are notorious for doing this, but were surprised that a product this expensive would run.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      pretty in the picture

      By nancy nurse

      from texas

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      Pros

      • Expected A Shiner Fabric

      Cons

      • Not As Expected

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom Change Of Decor

      Comments about Indigo Duvet Cover:

      would recommend with reservations

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Beware

      By MountainKat

      from Boulder, CO

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Unique

      Cons

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          Comments about Indigo Duvet Cover:

          I love the color and design of this duvet, but was dismayed when my hands turned blue while unpacking it. Even after washing, the dye continues to rub off on contact, which is a problem with my white sheets. Also, the design with the fold over flap at the bottom restricts the duvet to be positioned with the closure at the bottom of the bed, but the king sized duvet cover isn't quite wide enough to reach from side to side of my king-sized bed, although it is long enough to tuck in at the bottom and still cover pillows at the top.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Indigo Duvet

          By jw

          from Orlando Fl

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Durable
          • I suggest launder before
          • I suggest to launder befo

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              Comments about Indigo Duvet Cover:

              I suggest to launder the duvet because the blue
              dye will go on to other fabrics such as sheets.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Loving the duvet and pillow shams

              By Empress Barb

              from Saskatchewan, Canada

              About Me Budget shopper

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                  Comments about Indigo Duvet Cover:

                  I use this as a duvet cover in winter and take out the duvet and use it as a blanket in summer. I love the folk art look of it. The white background pillow shams are small and only fit regular pillows; even the blue ones won't fit a really large pillow, so be aware of that.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Lovely Pennathur indigo design

                  By Pat

                  from San Diego

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Classic
                  • Good design
                  • Unique

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                      Comments about Indigo Duvet Cover:

                      A tiny bit of indigo came off on my moist hands while stuffing a white comforter inside, so next wash day I will gently wash this duvet and shams in cold water (maybe with a little salt water soak to set the extra rich indigo) before putting them back on the bed. But it's nothing that would prevent me from loving this attractive duvet. Buttons on solid back form envelope. The shams are smaller than expected, just pillow-case size.

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