Excerpt:She knew something was up when her mom asked her whether she wanted Biryani or pizza for dinner instead of the regular dal and subzi. It was literally the first time that her health-conscious mom had asked that question. She cracked her head thinking of what it could be. After all, her birthday was months away. When the doorbell rang and she opened the door, that’s when she knew what was happening. Her boyfriend stood there with a Biryani box and a bunch of flowers. “You can now go out with him with our permission, darling”, her mom kissed her forehead and said. This off-white cotton saree with green and black patterns in the body is fresh and unique. It is just the kind of saree that will effortlessly become a part of you.
"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"