A chance meeting was all it took, dear stranger, to bring me back to my faith in us.
The love we carry in our hearts, buried in layers of survival instinct, was still the purest love. The wonder that stops us in our track, smudged with the pretence of knowledge, was still the purest wonder.
I learn from you to scrape off the layers. Looking at you being you, I become me.
This black and yellow handloom cotton saree belongs in your wardrobe!
Length: 5.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches
Blouse Piece: No
Wash Care: Dry Wash
Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse called Atman -
Fabric: Handloom Cotton
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.