They were shy people, more of listeners than talkers. Excited as they were to meet each other after all those text messages, they were anxious too. Their families had gotten along real quick but they did not get the time to catch up. Well, until that one particularly quiet evening. Over the steaming cups of Bharer Cha, through the slightly misty spectacles, they looked at each other and it was love at first sip!
This handloom cotton saree in maroon and yellow is a must-have!
Length: 5.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches
Blouse Piece: No
Wash Care: Dry Wash
Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse Shorshe Bata
Fabric: Handloom Cotton
Disclaimer: The pictures are clicked in daylight. Colour may vary slightly from the image due to the screen brightness
The handloom cotton is a type of fabric that is woven using hand operated looms. Two sets of interlacing yarns, the warp (length) and weft (width), are woven on a mechanised loom operated by weavers. These looms do not use electricity. Human handling lends the fabrics a unique feel and renders the fabrics more value. The resultant fabric is softer, more durable and much more comfortable than machine-made fabrics. Handloom cotton is more breathable and thus feels lighter in summers and provides more insulation in winters. The dyeing process also becomes easier for handloom cotton as the colour penetration is substantially more. Hues are absorbed better thus look resplendent on handloom cotton.
The art of hand weaving is labour intensive and takes a longer time. But, the beauty it adds to the fabric is priceless. Choosing handloom cotton supports the rich weaving heritage of India and lets the weavers carry on the precious art-form to the future generations as well.