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Travel Checkers Set with Batik Bandanna

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Travel Checkers Set with Batik Bandanna

55.00

Hand painted Batik Bandanna checkerboard dyed "Midnight Blue" , a deep inky blue, but not quite navy.  Wooden nickel checkers printed in Texas.  Read more about my process of making this travel kit below! 

DETAILS

  • 100% Kona Cotton (Oeko-tex Standard 100 certified)
  • Made in California, USA
  • Approximately 21" by 21"
  • Wash in cool water with like colors
Hand dyed color may vary across dye lots.   Limited Stock Available, may be made-to-order.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.  Please email info@lastchancetextiles with any questions

 

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There’s a few emergency supplies you can always find in my Subaru Forester. The one that sees the most use (knock on wood) is a small game kit that contains a deck of cards, an absurdly tiny set of dominoes, and a checkerboard. Sometimes the distraction of a game can be a real life-saver, or at the very least a morale-booster. A checkerboard bandanna might just be that same timely remedy for folks on the go, easily stashed in a pack, a pocket, or in the car.  

I approached the idea of checkerboard as an exploration of Batik, a resist technique that originated in Indonesia. The white shapes are painted and stamped by hand with a hot wax. Once hardened, the wax resists coloration in a cool dye bath. Once dyed, the fabric is boiled to melt away the wax.

The checkers are wooden nickels are made from domestically grown Rock Maple and printed with a 132 year-old letterpress based in Texas. The darker nickels have been overdyed in the same cool dye bath as the bandanna.