What are the limits to happiness? Are they measured by thought or by the beating heart? What are the limits to love? Are they measured by words or by silences? What are the limits to life? Are they measured by the physical or by something beyond that? Maybe there are no limits and it is all one big illusion. Will we ever know?
This beige and maroon hand-painted made-in-heaven mul saree is a beauty!
Length: 5.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches
Blouse Piece: No
Wash Care: Dry Wash
Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse called Nayan-
Fabric: Mul Cotton
Disclaimer: The pictures are clicked in daylight. Color may vary slightly from the image due to the screen brightness.
Our artists paint with all their hearts to create the hand-painted sarees. First, the painting is created with a pencil and watercolors and once it is finalised, it is made on a live-sized paper and sent to artisans in villages. These artisans keep this as a reference and paint the final painting on the fabric in a free-hand technique. The softest Mul fabric becomes the perfect canvas for this art and these sarees make a statement like no other. There are bound to be some irregularities here and there and no two products will look absolutely the same. This is the beautiful allure of hand-painted art.
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 asmuslin cotton. It is believed that this fine method of weaving cotton can betraced 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 woveninto fabrics by skilled weavers. The history of muslin weaving is a beautifulchapter in the history of Indian textiles. The process of the yore was muchmore 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 beforespinning. 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 theheavier ones. This process gave the title ‘woven air’ to the muslin fabric.