When Amma hugged her for the first time her sandalwood fragrance engulfed her too. It became as much a part of that hug as her mother and her love. Years later, video-calling her from miles away, she could see her face but missed her hugs terribly. One day a box full of sandalwood soaps arrived saying ‘love, Amma’. How did you know, she asked her. Mothers know, she said.
This beige and brown handloom cotton beauty is a drape that steals the heart!
Length: 5.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches
Blouse Piece: No
Wash Care: Dry Wash
Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse called Shwet Shyam
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.