Precious: Maya blue and emerald

SKU: SUTAMIH71

Rs. 1,575

 

An undiscovered island, her personality was covered by layers of conditioning. She had been obedient to too many wrong voices and the real person inside her got further secluded each time she did that. Obedience is a virtue and is the first step towards learning, no doubt. But none of the voices that commanded her were worth that discipline. It was not until she broke free one day that a splash of colour appeared in her world suddenly. She came alive. The emerald island emerged into full view from the curtains of the blue sea!

This simple yet beautiful made-in-heaven mul saree in striking blue and alluring green will definitely steal your heart!

 

 

Length:  5.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches

Blouse Piece: No

Wash Care: Dry Wash

Blouse:  Su, the model is wearing a blouse from our in house collection

Fabric: Mul Cotton

Disclaimer: Slight colour variations are due to photography location and light conditions

 

 

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 Aurangzeb 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 fabrics delicateness. The almost invisible fabric had made an Arab traveller in the 10th 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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