My spot is neither in my home, nor on the outside. I love the balcony, the in-between. This feeling of belonging creeps into me when I stand there. I look at my dreams hops from star to star while the warmth of the four walls partially has me in its grip. It feels like a space that preserves my favourite parts of both the worlds that I exist in and it’s a space that I find joy getting lost in!
This hand blocked made-in-heaven mul saree brings together the shades of sky blue and navy blue in all its polka cuteness!
Length: 5.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches
Blouse Piece: No
Wash Care: Dry wash
Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse called Balanced Libra
Fabric: Mul Cotton
Disclaimer: The pictures are clicked in daylight. Color may vary slightly from the image due to the screen brightness.
The designs on this fabric come alive on our made-in-heaven mul sarees through an intricate process known as screen-printing. This process involves the usage of a mesh-screen made of synthetic polymers that is strung onto a metal or wooden frame at high tension. A stencil with the negative image of what is to be printed is placed beneath the screen and emulsion is applied to create a positive image that lets the dye seep through the screen. The dye is then applied on the fabric through the screen to print the desired image. Every design for screen-printing is made with a live-sized screen and each colour of printing requires a separate screen.So, the process of printing gets more and more intricate with addition of more colours in a design.It also makes the work of artisans more laborious as a result. The screens that are created for printing are stored with utmost care to keep them safe from damage or distortion.The lengthy procedure and the many steps involved become worth it when the beautiful final product is created.
The base fabric for these sarees is the forever-favourite made-in-heaven mul.
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 gav
He pointed to the moon and told me that I was prettier than that luminous ball of white. I told him that if he was trying to flatter me, the least he should do is do it right. He asked me how. I told him to take me to the moon, point to the earth and tell me if he thought I was prettier than that!
This screen-printed light pink and yellow made-in-heaven mul saree is a must have!
e the title ‘woven air’ to the muslin fabric.