These beautiful banners are hand batiked and hand painted in an elaborate and delicate process. The richness of color comes from the batiking process. Intricate designs are drawn on white fabric with a special hot wax pen. The fabric is put into a dye bath, then into hot water to melt the wax. Out it comes with the outlines which get filled in with hand-painting.
Made by Parwati, who also teaches young women the art of batiking which for centuries was a man's domain, forbidden to women.
Each color corresponds to one of the seven chakras - our bodies' energy centres.
Red - Root Chakra
Orange - Sacral Chakra
Yellow - Solar Plexus Chakra
Green - Heart Chakra
Blue - Throat Chakra
Indigo - Third Eye Chakra
Violet - Crown Chakra
Santi is one of girl students sponsored by Social Gem. 50% of profit from the sale of these banners goes to pay for Santi's and other disadvantaged girls' education. This includes school fees (school is not free in many countries), uniforms, shoes and textbooks.
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