Swinging on the vines, a rush of air in her hair, she had life vibrating through her veins. Her heart gushed with joy as she landed near a pond and spotted the stunning waterfall behind. There were no thoughts in her head, just her entirety experiencing the fleeting moment in time. What a great experience it is to live wild, to let all your senses take over. What a life it is for Jungolia!
This orange and maroon hand-painted made-in-heaven mul is a breathtaking beauty!
Length: 5.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches
Blouse Piece: No
Wash Care: Dry Wash
Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse called Mishti-
Fabric: Mul Cotton
Disclaimer: The pictures are clicked in daylight. Color may vary slightly from the image due to the screen brightness.
Our artists paint with all their hearts to create the hand-painted sarees. First, the painting is created with a pencil and water colours and once it is finalised, it is made on a live-sized paper and sent to artisans in villages. These artisans keep this as a reference and paint the final painting on the fabric in a free-hand technique. The softest Mul fabric becomes the perfect canvas for this art and these sarees make a statement like no other. There are bound to be some irregularities here and there and no two products will look absolutely the same. This is the beautiful allure of hand-painted art.
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.