There was warmth in the air and the atmosphere crackled with all the magic around. Christmas sure is a time when gratitude, positivity and joy take precedence and families come together. The big old tree and the aroma of cookies lifted their spirits high and the gorgeous Poinsettia decorations reflected the deep red of love in all their hearts! After all, Christmas was not just on the outside but on the inside too!
This hand done Batik Mulberry silk saree in yellow and green is just perfection !
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 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.
This saree has Batik work on handloom mulberry silk fabric. Silk exudes a regality that very few other fabrics can match. The brilliant shine that vibrates from a silk saree spells class and traditional beauty. The process of producing silk involves multiple stages such as extracting silk threads from the cocoons of silk-worms, twisting multiple silk threads to make strong threads and weaving the threads on handlooms. The silk worms are made to feed mainly on Mulberry trees for high-quality silk. India is one of the top producers of silk in the world and the fabric is always in demand for its visual attractiveness. People associate silk with special occasions and richness. Silk is alluring and can boast of a grand appeal as well as a tinge of nostalgia. On the whole, silk is a fabric that can never go wrong. So, whether you are all set for a night of glamour or you want to turn on your traditional charm, silk can be just the thing you are looking for!