Ayurvastra Turmeric-Infused Scarf
-78 x 32 inches
-Hand-dyed in small batches
-100% unbleached cotton gauze with raw edges
-Made-to-order; ready to ship in 3-5 business days
Based on a branch of Ayurvedic medicine called Ayurvastra (ayur meaning “life” + vastra meaning “cloth”), this cotton scarf is infused with ground turmeric root, a plant beloved for its intense color and healing properties. The philosophy of Ayurvastra proposes that one’s skin absorbs the medicinal properties of the herbs used to color and infuse the fabric. These healing cloths are to be worn when the body is at rest, so it can best reap the benefits. A lovely notion and tradition—but truthfully, we mostly love the striking golden color that varies with every batch. Life-promoting, indeed.
***Turmeric produces a beautiful color that is not as colorfast as many other plant dyes. To ensure the garment lasts as long as possible, please follow care instructions closely and store out of direct sunlight. Should you wish to have your garment re-infused at any time, please e-mail us at email@example.com and we are happy to do so for you at no cost.