“You have nothing to bring to the table, at all!”
I hear a voice within me say this, with a terrible shiver. And, I give in. I shrink myself smaller and still feel too big, too seen. I count hours to go back home from work and disappear from the world into my blanket, retire into that world of one where no one else is there to tell me I am nothing. But then, I hear my own voice again and I don't know where to run. Then, the love gets to me. My own love and the ones of those few around me and I have my moments of peace that show me the reality that I am beautiful and that I matter. And it feels real enough for me to fight through the next time I hear that shiver in my voice. I fight, even if I fail, because I know I deserve it. So, this is my story. What is yours?
This is a grey-coloured handloom made-in-heaven mul cotton saree with zari in the border. And, it embraces all of you in its fluid, soft drape.
Length: 5.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches
Blouse Piece: No
Wash Care: Dry Wash
Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse called Kyanite Bling
Fabric: Handloom Mul Cotton
Disclaimer: The pictures are clicked in daylight. Color may vary slightly from the image due to the screen brightness.
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.