It was perplexing at first, but then she noticed more and more beauty around her. She was in a new world, new life. Her eyes first fell on the brick walls enclosing every direction. But, then she saw the sky. And then, the birds and then the clouds. The leaves from a tree nearby played peek-a-boo as well. This maze was fun. She stepped ahead and her heart hummed a song that only she could hear.
This beautiful grey Tussar silk saree with delicate kantha embroidery is a piece of art!
Over 200 women artisans who have inherited the rich tradition of Kantha craft have worked on this collection. Every saree becomes a part of the artisan’s life as they live with the hand-woven, handloom Tussar silk saree for around 3 weeks to complete the Kantha work on it. The warmth and love they pour into the garment is priceless and shines through in the saree.
The luscious fabric of Tussar silk and the brilliant Kantha work on it is a ravishing combination that comes alive in all vibrancy.
Length: 6 meters ; Width: 45 inches
Blouse Piece: No
Wash Care: Dry Wash
Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse is Dragonfruit eri
Fabric: Handloom tussar silk with hand embroidery and applique
Disclaimer: The pictures are clicked in daylight. Colour may vary slightly from the image due to the screen brightness
Kantha is traditional art that originated right in the heart of loving households of the Bengal region where the industrious women upcycled fabric bits into quilts, blankets and clothing by stitching them together and then crafted beautiful embroidery patterns across the kaleidoscope of fabrics. The artisans use spectacular motifs and delicate stitching techniques to create stunning art.
The Tussar silk is a material that is synonymous with richness and lush beauty. This material is woven using silk threads obtained from the cocoons of silkworms belonging to the moth genus Antheraea. Since most of these silkworms are found in forest areas, Tussar silk is also known to be a wild silk variety or a forest product. The characteristic features of this material are the deep gold colour that the silk exudes and the amazing texture. This kind of silk is thicker than normal silk but needs to be taken care of and preserved since the fibres are shorter and can result in a decrease in durability. But then, anything precious has to be taken care of, right? The natural sheen of this fabric is inimitable and is perfect for festive occasions as well as when you want the spotlight on you!
The magical feel of this fabric combined with the weaving skills of talented weaver results in a fabric that will embrace you and make you shine!