" â€œDonâ€™t go out in the sun. You will get a tanâ€, they said. So, she decided to see what the big deal was. Her fascination started there and she never looked back after that. Never setting foot into the house before sun down, she grew up playing cricket matches all day. She studied to become an astronaut and she went closer to the sun than ever in space shuttles. She travelled the world chasing the sun from horizon to horizon and experienced the best of the world. Amidst all this, her skin colour never mattered. But, in her heart, she thanked the people who thought that it mattered and had said â€œDonâ€™t go out in the sun. You will get a tanâ€! "
Dark is beautiful and it elevates beauty to another level. This mud apple coloured delicious tone of brown has an allure that is hard to explain. Own this mul cotton drape and feel that understated prettiness come to life! The mul cotton is what we call â€˜made in heavenâ€™ 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 â€˜woven airâ€™ 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 fabricâ€™s 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 hasnâ€™t changed and the charm of the fabric still remains. .
- Use mild detergents
- Line dry on reverse side in shade
- Do not scrub and wring
- Do not tumble dry
- Iron on reverse side
Size : 47 inches in width