Wythe - Indigo Discharge Selvedge Bandana - Indigo

Sale price$65.00

Bandanas have been around in many forms since humans have first needed a go to fabric for anything and everything. Bandanas turned up as headscarves, dust masks, neck guards, wrist splints, belts, trail markers, pot holders, knapsacks, napkins, truly anything and everything. Designs began to change form in the early 1900s to the outer border and inside border, which is what we generally recognize now as a bandana pattern. The Wythe designs are based on "Elephant Brand" bandanas from the 1930's and 40's, referencing traditional designs and making them new. The Fast Color Steer is our nod to the Elephants that adorned this era of bandanas.

Wythe went to a small atelier in Japan that specializes in Indigo Discharge printing, which is very old and intricate process in which a fabric is dyed completely with indigo then the pattern or design is literally "removed" by a discharge printing process similar to a bleach. This leaves the design in the natural colour of the cotton and ensures that the design is clean on both sides of the bandana.


  • 21" x 21" With Selvedge Line
  • 100% cotton
  • Woven, dyed, printed, and sewn in Japan
  • Pattern designed in-house by Wythe based on historic bandanas from the 1930's and 40's
  • Pattern visible from both sides