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Indigo Duvet Cover

Price: $119.00

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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" - $119.00
  • King: 87-90" x 108" - $129.00
  • 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.

Wash before using. 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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Indigo Duvet Cover
 
3.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (12)
  • Durable (5)
  • Unique (5)
  • Fits theme (4)
  • Easy to store (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Decoration (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (11), Budget shopper (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lovely Pennathur indigo design

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beware

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...Read complete review

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.

Reviewed by 18 customers

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5.0

Beautiful duvet

By Berlin in CT

from Southwestern CT

About Me Budget shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Beautiful Fabric
  • Durable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Great Fit
  • Perfect Fit
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedding So Pretty

    Comments about Indigo Duvet Cover:

    We bought this to cover and decorate our king size bed. The cotton is fairly soft and the block printing (batik?) is really pretty. We also purchased the shams. Our bed is gorgeous!

     
    5.0

    Beautiful bed cover

    By JJ

    from Albany, OR

    About Me Budget shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Store
    • Fits Theme
    • Not Too Heavy Good Color

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decoration

      Comments about Indigo Duvet Cover:

      I love the blend of colors after the first wash, beautiful, bright colors, not too heavy, folds easily and surprised how compact it is when folded.

       
      5.0

      Beautiful

      By Maya

      from Tallahassee, FL

      About Me Budget shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Good Quality
      • Rich In Color
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Decoration
        • Duvet Cover

        Comments about Indigo Duvet Cover:

        It turned my drab bedroom into a beautiful one. I'd recommend it to anyone.

         
        2.0

        Pretty but lots of issues

        By NCW

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Midrange shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive

        Cons

        • Poor Quality
        • Rough
        • Rought

        Best Uses

          Comments about Indigo Duvet Cover:

          The cover looks mostly like the photo, maybe a little less sharp but it is fairly rough so you'll want to use a top sheet. Two of the buttons came off within the first couple nights of use. And the design is such that the underside is like an envelop so you can't just reverse it like with every other cover I've owned.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Rough-feeling Fabric

          By RockClimber

          from Tucson, AZ

          About Me Midrange shopper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Beautiful Color

          Cons

          • Rough Fabric

          Best Uses

          • Decoration

          Comments about Indigo Duvet Cover:

          I bought this duvet cover along with two of the matching blue pillowcases and two of the white ones, and two of the decorative pillows. The worst thing is that the fabric is rough; it may be 100% cotton, but it has a low thread count, and does not feel good on bare skin. When I first unpacked it, I was disappointed with how dark the color was, but after the first wash it turned into the brilliant blue color pictured online. Hopefully the color lasts as it is a beautiful indigo now. Also, the set is not sewn well; there are a lot of loose threads and some parts are sewn unevenly so that the duvet does not evenly inside. The set looks really pretty together, but had I known how uncomfortable the fabric was and how bad the quality was I would not have bought the set - way too expensive for the quality.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not what we hoped it would be-looks old

          By MO

          from Santaquin UT

          About Me Midrange shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Indigo Duvet Cover:

              The actual bedspread is not as sharp and clear as the picture looks. It looks faded and old and the pattern looks blurred. We'll keep it, but it is not worth the price we paid...and it has no batting in it, just 2 pieces of fabric sewn together. NOT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN THE PICTURE.
              Sorry...but it is the truth

               
              5.0

              Lovely

              By AG

              from Boston

              About Me High-end shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Indigo Duvet Cover:

                  Beautiful rich blue!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I Wasn't Disappointed

                  By Addison833

                  from Toronto, ON

                  About Me Midrange shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Durable
                  • Fits Theme

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Indigo Duvet Cover:

                      I was so excited to see whether the colors would match my expectations and they absolutely did. In fact, the 'real thing' is even more beautiful than the photo. I had read other reviews saying that the color fades or wears off onto white fabrics, so before using the duvet I washed it in cold water, with Ivory Snow and then dried it on low. The colors didn't fade and nothing came off on my white sheets.

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful and well-made

                      By Brooks household

                      from Everett, WA

                      About Me Midrange shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Store
                      • Fits Theme

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Decoration

                        Comments about Indigo Duvet Cover:

                        This duvet cover works perfectly for our queen size bed. The color and pattern enhance our bedroom decor and the workmanship is excellent.

                         
                        4.0

                        Indigo Duvet Cover

                        By Gracenotes

                        from L.A., CA

                        About Me Midrange shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive
                        • Fits Theme
                        • Unique

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Decoration

                          Comments about Indigo Duvet Cover:

                          This cover appearance is as advertised. It is the correct size, fitting my down quilt perfectly. The pattern and color are perfect with no rub off from the dye. I am very happy with it and hope it launders well. If you want an artisanal look, this duvet cover is it!

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