Kesar and Plum
They had become friends when the concept of “pen pals” existed. She was from the east of the globe while the other was from the west. Yet, they grew up together in their own magical world. One spoke about the plums she had for breakfast while the other spoke about how much she loved her kesar kheer. Somehow they lost touch in the hungama of growing up. Year later when they found each other on Facebook, they started chatting again and how. It was like the bond between the two ends of the globe that they had nurtured had never broken. It was like not a day had passed since their last letter.
This rust and maroon handloom cotton saree is earthy and has a charm that is undeniable!
Length: 6.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches
Blouse Piece: Yes
Wash Care: Dry Wash
Note: Su, the model is wearing a blouse from our in house collection
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 handweaving 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.