White jet stripes on the sky


Rs. 1,890


The raging storm inside her couldn't seem to catch a break. She panicked and ran further with renewed vigour but that was only making the winds within blow faster and faster. She held her insides as tight as possible to control the damages and to reach a safe place. But, picking up momentum, the storm looked like it was determined to wreak havoc at a scale that was beyond imagination. Every calming thought that she tried to bring to her mind got swept away in a gush of tornados that swirled from inside her heart. As she got closer to her destination, she finally gave in and let go and the storm broke out. The monstrous rain poured down on the beautiful night sea, away from prying eyes and all the judgements of light and land ! 



Length:  5.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches

Blouse Piece: No

Wash Care: Dry Wash

Note:  Ta, the model is wearing a blouse from in house collection

Fabric: Cotton



This angelic drape is something that has elegance written all over it. This ethereal made-in-heaven mul cotton saree is simple irresistible! 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 gave the title Woven Air to the muslin fabric. Weavers famously wove on looms that were at ground level and operated the looms from pits dug in the ground. Even during the Mughal era, the muslin fabric was seen as a symbol of power for its finesse. History is full of anecdotes to prove the awe that the muslin fabric generated. Emperor Aurangzeb is said to have chided his daughter Zeb-un-Nisa for appearing naked in the court when in reality she had been wearing several layers of the muslin cloth! Such was the fabrics delicateness. The almost invisible fabric had made an Arab traveller in the 10th century remark that the degree of fineness is such that a garment can be drawn through a ring of a middling size. During the British colonisation and even during the Mughal rule, the art of weaving muslin took a hit as weavers were treated poorly and drought hit many of the weaving centres. As a result, today, the process of weaving has seen a lot of change. Nevertheless, the essence of it hasn't changed and the charm of the fabric still remains . 


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