“No one will love you if they know who you really are!”
I hear a voice within me say this, with utter confidence. And, I give in. I hide behind traits that I talk about more than I would like to. I carry a version of myself with me, all the time, and I make notes every day about how I could play this role better. But then, sometimes, the mask comes off and I feel like me. The honesty feels like the sky - beautiful, unending, all-consuming. Until, I am back to maintaining character. The control, the power, the mystique that being a persona brings feels safe, until it starts eating you from within. So, I fight for the real me to appear more often, become the norm. The real me deserves to shine and I fight for it, even when it feels like the most painful thing to do. This ‘flaw’, this pretense, led the way for me to understand myself. And, I love myself enough to work on it, even when I fail most times, This is my story. What is yours?
This is a blue handloom made-in-heaven mul cotton saree with zari in the border. And, it embraces all of you in its fluid, soft drape.
Length: 5.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches
Blouse Piece: No
Wash Care: Dry Wash
Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse called Ruby Bling
Fabric: Handloom Mul Cotton
Disclaimer: The pictures are clicked in daylight. Color may vary slightly from the image due to the screen brightness.
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.