Merry Polka

SKU: SUTAPR048

Rs. 2,100

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Her best friend had just left town and she was dreading the holiday season that year. Tucked away in the wardrobe was the present that she never knew she had. That cute polka dress that she had borrowed from her a few months back was still lying in the midst of her own clothes. It was waiting to be discovered, waiting to make her jump up in joy and smile from ear to ear. It was waiting to make her day!

This Barfi made-in-heaven mul and modal saree with screen-printed details is a must-have! It has red and green polka and is 5.5 metres long.

Length:  5.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches

Blouse Piece: No

Wash Care: 

1. Hand wash separately in cold water and salt 
2. Don't soak it in water for more than 5 minutes 
3. Medium iron

Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse Laal Square

https://suta.in/products/laal-square

Fabric: Mul-modal 

 

Disclaimer: The pictures are clicked in daylight. Color may vary slightly from the image due to the screen brightness.

 

No matter how much we move forward in time, it is often our very roots that hold us in place. As far as our fabrics are concerned, we are in an age of constant innovation and up-gradation. Even so, our love for age-old crafts and processes like block printing can never fade. Block printing is an art that is at least a few centuries old. Especially in India, the art has evolved to incorporate the motifs and designs of different regions. It is a process of printing designs on a base fabric using wooden stamps dipped in dye. The charm lies in the fact that all the steps of block printing are done by artisans using their hands. Right from carving the wooden stamp, which itself requires a lot of expertise and skill, to printing the fabric and drying it, each step is carried out by dedicated artisans. The intricately carved stamps are a wonder by themselves and there are separate sects of artisans who specialise in this and create highly nuanced wooden stamps using chisels, drills and hammers. Once this is done, mustard oil is applied to the stamps and they are left to soak up the oil to prevent cracks. Meanwhile, the base fabric is washed and dyed. Handloom fabrics are most preferred as they absorb the colours of the print gorgeously. Following this, the fabric is laid out on a flat surface and held in place with small pins. 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.wooden stamp is dipped in the chosen dye and then slammed onto the fabric in one forceful motion. The entire saree or as much as required is printed this way by consecutively pressing the stamp on the fabric with force. After the process is over, the saree is washed and dried. The patience, skill and creativity of artisans come forth brilliantly with a hand block printed saree. There are bound to be small irregularities in the print as a result of human error and that lends a whole new level of allure to this art-form.

The block-printing on this saree is done on modal fabric. Modal products are nature based made from fibres extruded from wood, like birch, eucalyptus etc., which is sustainable, renewable and from responsible sources. They have the lowest ecological footprint. It is made using significantly lesser natural resources than other fibres, with a lower impact on the environment.

When it comes to fabrics, there is a history of many types of fabrics that have been used since the dawn of the first civilizations. Some of these fabrics have weathered the changes in time and are still among the most used fabrics even today. While such fabrics and weaves have an undeniable old-world charm, at the other end of the spectrum there are some wonderful fabrics that are products of new-age innovation. These fabrics are developed with the challenges of the present world in mind while also retaining the allure of conventional fabrics. One of the most important ones in this list is the fabric made out of Eucalyptus fiber. Eucalyptus wood is used as a raw material to derive the yarn for this and it is considered to be a revolutionary fabric for ecological and economical reasons. It uses a fraction of resources that other conventional fabrics use and the solvents used are also almost 100% recovered. This is called modal(Liva) fibre and can be derived from other kinds of wood as well in sustainable ways.

At Suta we have taken this piece of innovation and made it into our very own fabric by combining modal(Liva) yarn and polyester together to create a very special product. Liva is a nature-based fabric from the house of Aditya Birla Group. Polyester is a synthetically manufactured fabric that is woven along with natural fibres for durability and a characteristic smoothness. The combination of these fibres results in a fabric that has the strengths of both types of fibres.

So update your wardrobe with this exclusive Modal (Liva) sarees and experience natural fluid fashion.

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