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The Story of Our Jiva Kimono

Crafted at the Dhonk workshop in Ranthambore in Rajasthan, our Jiva Kimono offers multiple wearing options, with block printing details emphasising its relaxed styling and versatility.  A social enterprise and an arm of Ranthambore-based NGO Tiger Watch dedicated to saving the Tiger, Dhonk offers alternate livelihoods and skill training in the heartland of the tiger, Ranthambore. They work with the indigenous tribes which include the crucial ex-hunter's community to train them in the art of manual kashida embroidery and hand block printing which is Craftmark certified.  Hand-stitched in small batches and block printed by hand using AZO-free dyes, each piece is individually crafted with attention to detail in the open air workshop in Ranthambore. Under the judicious supervision of master printer Gopalji and...

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  All Khadi is hand woven, but not all hand woven is Khadi. Khadi is hand woven using a yarn that has been hand spun on a chakha. No machinery is used to make either the yarn or the fabric. Khadi production has little or no carbon footprint because of this method. While Khadi is usually manufactured from cotton, contrary to popular belief it is also made from silk and woolen yarn (called Khadi silk and Khadi wool respectively). This eco-friendly fabric is known for its texture, comfortable feel and ability to keep people warm in the winter as well as cool in summer. During the pre-independence era in India the movement of Khadi manufacturing gained momentum under the guidance of Mahatma...

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