Ashes and rubies


Rs. 3,200

Ashes, ashes and ashes everywhere. That is all that they could see from the space ship. Hovering close to this mystery planet, they had looked at each other when all that they had expected turned out to be false. They had hopes to find life; they had hopes to find a place to call home. Maybe we should just move on and keep looking, they thought. But then, one of them noticed a glimpse of something glistening in red. Eyes widening in excitement, they decide to alight the space craft and looked closely at the ash. What did they see? Hoards and hoards of pristine rubies modestly hidden amidst the ashes. It was a world where it rained rubies and life grew inwards into the planet. All they had to do was to touch one of the rubies and they got sucked into a world that could find no match elsewhere in riches, abundance, beauty and just pure life !



Length:  5.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches

Blouse Piece: No

Wash Care: Dry Wash

Blouse:  Su, the model is wearing a blouse My Black Garden

Fabric: Mul Cotton

Get dissolved into this world of pure bliss with our made-in-heaven mul saree in beautiful grey with hand-stitched kantha work in red. It takes 2 women working 7 days to complete this work of wonder. Who do they do it for? Just for you! 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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