No whites polka

SKU: SUTAPR057

Rs. 1,800

Physics says black absorbs while white reflects, completely. Sometimes, we need black. Sometimes, we need everything. When everything is around us, when our dreams are happening right in front of our eyes, we need that black to feel at peace. When the going is not great, when things seem frustrating, we need that black to understand life. It may be bliss to shut down from the world and be white. But, it is great to absorb everything around and be black. That gorgeous black is not darkness, it is the wisdom to take everything inside and take a big sip of the world!

This made-in-heaven mul cotton saree in enigmatic grey with sultry black screen printed dots is a combination of everything great! 

Length:  5.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches

Blouse Piece: No

Wash Care: 

1. Hand wash separately in cold water and salt
2. Don't soak it in water for more than 5 minutes
3. Medium iron

Blouse:  Su, the model is wearing a blouse from our in house collection.  To view similar blouses - 

https://suta.in/collections/blouses

Fabric: Mul Cotton

Disclaimer:  The pictures are clicked in daylight. Color may vary slightly from the image due to the screen brightness.

The designs on this fabric come alive on our made-in-heaven mul sarees through an intricate process known as screen-printing. This process involves the usage of a mesh-screen made of synthetic polymers that is strung onto a metal or wooden frame at high tension.  A stencil with the negative image of what is to be printed is placed beneath the screen and emulsion is applied to create a positive image that lets the dye seep through the screen. The dye is then applied on the fabric through the screen to print the desired image. 

The base fabric for these sarees is the forever-favourite made-in-heaven mul.

The mul cotton is what we call ‘made in heaven’ at Suta. Known in West Bengal as mul mul, the fabric is what can be categorised as muslin cotton. It is believed that this fine method of weaving cotton can be traced back to even before the Indus valley civilization. What makes this fabric special is the almost magical process of weaving it. Cotton fibres are separated and spun into strong threads. The lightest and the most delicate fibres are separated and are then spun into muslin thread. These are then woven into fabrics by skilled weavers. The history of muslin weaving is a beautiful chapter in the history of Indian textiles. The process of the yore was much more complex and involved many unique tools that look primitive but worked like magic. The upper jaw of a catfish was used to initially clean the cotton before spinning. To separate the lightest fibres, a Dhunkar (a bamboo bow) was used, which when strung in a distinctive way made the lighter fibres rise above the heavier ones. This process gave the title ‘woven air’ to the muslin fabric. Weavers famously wove on looms that were at ground level and operated the looms from pits dug in the ground. Even during the Mughal era, the muslin fabric was seen as a symbol of power for its finesse. History is full of anecdotes to prove the awe that the muslin fabric generated. Emperor Aurangazeb is said to have chided his daughter Zeb-un-Nisa for appearing naked in the court when in reality she had been wearing several layers of the muslin cloth! Such was the fabric’s delicateness. The almost invisible fabric had made an Arab traveller in the 10 th century remark that the degree of fineness is such that a garment can be drawn through a ring of a middling size. During the British colonisation and even during the Mughal rule, the art of weaving muslin took a hit as weavers were treated poorly and drought hit many of the weaving centres. As a result, today, the process of weaving has seen a lot of change. Nevertheless, the essence of it hasn’t changed and the charm of the fabric still remains 

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