Yoga dog in the sky
As the morning sun was rising to reveal a beautiful day for all of us, she greeted the yellow ball of light with a warm smile.
She woke up before sunrise everyday to welcome the big powerhouse that keeps the world alive. And, in the tinted twilight, one could see the silhouette of her favourite yoga pose against the magnificent canvas!
This piece of gorgeousness is a black and white made in heaven mul saree that will become your favourite in no time!
Length: 5.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches
Blouse Piece: No
1. Hand wash separately in cold water and salt
2. Don't soak it in water for more than 5 minutes
3. Medium iron
Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse named as Rust-eri-blouse
Fabric: Mul Cotton
Disclaimer: Slight colour variations are due to photography location and light conditions
The screen is a live size piece and for each color, there is one screen. More the number of colours, the more complicated it is. And takes more time for the artisans to create the desired saree. Proper storage of the screens made, is very important for it to be safe from distortion.
The designs on this fabric come alive on our made-in-heaven mul sarees through an intricate process known as screen-printing. This process involves the usage of a mesh-screen made of synthetic polymers that is strung onto a metal or wooden frame at high tension. A stencil with the negative image of what is to be printed is placed beneath the screen and emulsion is applied to create a positive image that lets the dye seep through the screen. The dye is then applied on the fabric through the screen to print the desired image.
The base fabric for these sarees is the forever-favourite made-in-heaven mul.
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.