Length: 2.5 meters ; Width: 35 inches
1. Hand wash separately in cold water and salt
2. Don't soak it in water for more than 5 minutes
3. Medium iron
Fabric: Handwoven Cotton khesh dupatta
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This is a hand-woven cotton khesh dupatta
While we speak of sustainable fashion and up-cycling in the present day and age, weavers have been carrying on the tradition of up-cycling for many decades. The beautiful fabric of khesh is an example of old-world charm remaining as ravishing as ever in any form. The process of khesh weaving is pretty simple. On the handloom, new yarn forms the warp and torn strips of old sarees form the weft. However, the stunning amalgamations that this simple process can produce are truly extraordinary. What started in the early 1920s at Shilpa Sadan that was set up by Rabindranath Tagore near Shantiniketan as a vocational training centre is now a design that symbolises the beauty in the simplicity of the Indian way of living. The traditional weavers in Birbhum pass on their craft to consequent generations and keep the spirit alive.
Old sarees are collected, torn into thin strips by hand and woven together with new yarn on the warp and the strips of old sarees on the weft of the handloom.
When cotton yarn is used in the warp, the resultant fabric is cotton khesh.