All the anger dissolved in that instant when the aroma of the cinnamon hit her. This kind of love was the real treasure in her life, the kind that she saw in her mother. Regardless of what their fight was about or for how many days it raged, nothing could break the love. The roasted chicken and the layered pies kept coming in no matter what.
This cream and brown Ikat cotton saree is a gorgeous drape!
Length: 5.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches
Blouse Piece: No
Wash Care: Dry Wash
Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse named as Lekha
Fabric: Ikat Cotton
Disclaimer: The pictures are clicked in daylight. Colour may vary slightly from the image due to the screen brightness
This beautiful saree is made from Ikat fabric. Ikat is an art of resist-dyeing where the yarn is coated with resistive materials in specific patterns and then dyed before weaving the fabric. The process of applying dye-resist and dyeing is repeated multiple times to create exquisite patterns. Though the origin of Ikat is not clearly pin-pointed by historians, it is believed that civilisations all over the world have practiced this art or closely related techniques since ancient times.
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 traditional handwoven Ikat saree originally comes from West Bengal and their unique craftsmanship. This 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 that has been originated from West Bengal to the future generations as well.