Marbling / by Edward Mongzar

Opulent fabrics are used to create delicate pieces in our collections. With a smooth surface and tight weave, silk makes the perfect fabric for absorbing the medley of colours during the dyeing process. Marbling has origins deep set in the days of the T’ang dynasty of China, spreading widely to Japan, India, Iran and Turkey via the Silk Road. In Turkey, the technique was used to verify the authenticity of official documents during the time of the Turkish Empire. Historically, marble dyeing has been exclusive to paper. With the growing interest in marbling on fabric, Edward Mongzar has successfully brought the mediums of marbling and luxury fashion to life, with marble dyeing on luxury fabrics.

Hand Marbled Silk

Hand Marbled Silk

The practice, centuries old, involves dyeing our fabric in a large container of water, this water possessing a gelatinous texture. Dye is sprinkled gently upon the water’s surface, floating softly. Our fabric is then attentively settled onto this colourful surface, before being delicately lifted inch by inch out of the water. Resulting in authentic and original markings on each individual fabric; created by highly experienced artisans in one of the World’s most culturally rich cities, Jaipur.