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Firefly

Rs. 1,680

Excerpt

" Who wants a five-star dinner date when one can gaze endlessly at the million stars in the sky with the one they love? What is the romance of an infinity pool when compared to being struck by awe while taking strides in the ocean? How do we decide whether a controlled man-made setting that assures a false sense of security trumps over the wild canvas of nature that is actually where we belong? Perhaps we can make an informed decision by experiencing both. Maybe we cannot walk into a jungle without a care, but can we get wet in the rain a little bit? Can we walk barefoot a little bit? Instead of following the blinking lights of our mobile phones, can we follow the fireflies a little bit?"

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Description: This made-in-heaven mul cotton saree is elegance and glamour put together. It is versatile and brings out the best from within 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 Aurangazeb 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 fabric’s 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.

Blouse Piece:
No

Washcare:

- Gentle hand wash in cold water separately or dry wash
- Do not bleach
- Use mild detergents
- Line dry on reverse side in shade
- Do not scrub and wring
- Do not tumble dry
- Iron on any side

Size : 47 inches in width

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