Amma wore a thick shawl over her flowing saree and appa had neatly tucked his crisp white shirt into his custom-made trousers stitched by the family tailor. For them, this trip from one end of the country to the other end was like exploring wonderland. It was like another planet where the heavy responsibilities put on their delicate, young shoulders melted away. It was where they fell in love, ten days after their arranged marriage. They tell me the tulip garden in Kashmir will always remain home to their love. And I tell them I hope I have a love story half as romantic as theirs.
This beautiful Chanderi white saree with multi coloured cracks in red yellow and purple is a dream! The luscious cotton silk fabric brings alive the free hand batik design brilliantly! Our master artisans in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh have put in the rich knowledge and craft passed down through generations into this saree. For the artisans, creating a saree is a family affair as they pour life into the threads and play with Batik designs. It takes one week for a saree to be made from start to finish and that is how every single saree they make becomes a master-piece!
Length: 6.5 meters ; Width: 45 inches
Blouse Piece: Yes, the saree comes with a running blouse piece as shown in the 5th image
Wash Care: Dry Wash
Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse called Flavia
Disclaimer: The pictures are clicked in daylight. Colour may vary slightly from the image due to the screen brightness
Chanderi is a luxurious fabric that is oh-so-light while also possessing a rich exuberance. It is a culmination of silk, cotton and golden zari woven together. This beautiful fabric instantly captures the heart and really brings out the colours that are woven. It is no wonder that this fabric has been one of the most popular ones since ancient times in our country and has been embraced by the royalty with open arms. The grandeur that Chanderi brings while remaining so elegant is a beautiful combination!
The ancient craft of wax-resist dyeing called Batik adds a timeless charm to this saree. Wax-resist dyeing has been a part of so many ancient civilisations across the world and can be uniquely characterised by the local motifs and designs used. Specifically in India, Batik is said to have over 2000 years of history. Materials such as wax or rice starch was used to create the resistance to dye and thus create the Batik designs. The entire process involves various steps such as drawing the basic pattern, redrawing using wax and then applying the dye. Then, the wax is removed after the fabric dries. This is done multiple times to create various patterns with different colours. The craft used in this product is hand-done Batik where the artisans draw in a free-hand style. The process of dyeing is something that has been passed down by generations of artisans and the stunning designs created by these master craftsmen are timeless.