Thebvo on back strap loom & Natural dyed Eri silk
with Pashmina (fine sheep wool) quilt pattern shawl
The shawl has two sides. One side brings together diverse range of natural fibres crafted into a intricate patchwork of:

Thebvo, Stinging nettle textile from Nagaland extracted without retting and carding process. Nagaland

Thebvo woven with cotton into tessellations of rhombus motifs. Nagaland

Turmeric, Myrobalan, tea, walnut and shades of natural dyed greens in handspun handwoven Eri silk

Pashmina, reared in Ladakh, hand spun, hand woven in Kashmir

The other side is warm, hand spun, woven Pashmina of a non dyed pure form to add warmth to the quilt pattern patchwork. I brought out its chemistry with panels of tea dyed hand spun hand woven eri silk. The subtlety of Pashmina and tea dyed Eri silk sings to me a subtle graceful song.

I cannot stress enough on the perfect marriage of Intuition and Creative-decision-making while choosing each tiny patch with another patch. One is Prakriti’s, the nature’s natural direction towards subconsciously picking the next. And one is Ritika’s, my own, deliberate decision of why one shape should go after another and why one block of this colour should go next to the other block. Hence the name, Prak-riti-ka!

Both sensibilities are integral to a patchwork, especially of a quilt form. At all point the geometry should assimilate back to the rectangle of a shawl form. And for that many permutations and combinations reveal before the chosen one is picked up.

When you will look closer into each panel and box of this shawl, everyday new textures will reveal to you. There is a deliberate design to use this shawl as an introduction to many natural fibres of the idyllic lands that Mora has been drinking the sacred waters of! These textiles have felt the five elements of these places and that is the reason many of you have spoken of the goosebumps you get when you open your mora :) Those of you who have received the gift of bliss from nature, will undoubtedly feel the energy this shawl carries!

Buyer Empowerments

Wearable textile made with ancient spinning, weaving and dyeing techniques, that are slowly being abandoned in modern context. Hope of rejuvenation that a textile that has lasted the test of thousand of years, can still enthral the makers and wearer’s senses.
One of a kind wearable heirloom that collages indigenous techniques of various natural textiles of Himalayas and the foothills, including North East India. Patching together different density, textures, weight of these different textiles has been a challenging feat that brought me in closer collaboration with my mother, Madhu, our stitching technical head and Gurmel Singh, our only tailor.
Weather/ Mood
Suitable for cool to cold days. Winter shawl.
Sturdy, long-lasting- “lifelong” in their words, making it a generational heirloom. Texture will grow with time. Natural dyes will go through their natural changes over use.
Okay to dip-wash with mild detergent, without wringing. Dry clean recommended. “Made to not be fragile”. Seasonal “Airing” in shadow, not direct sun.
Shawl is ready to wear. Eri Silk dress and Thebvo Crochet top is my mora uniform and not for sale.
100% natural, organic, hand-made, from nature-back to nature. Something to grow old with and then pass it on to loved ones. The ruggedness will grow gentle with time.
Elegant, Subtle, Natural-appearance, Grounding. Celebrate colour during winters.
Made in rural household. Weaves made by artisan at home in available time- supporting farming lifestyle. Direct connect with artisan.
Reverse pyramid model- Fair benefit to all makers and facilitators. 
No bargaining with artisans. Mutual decision-making.
No deadline/ pressure based work environment made with need-greed, human-nature balance.
Made with intentional non-injury. Slow production- slow movement product.
Made less, made ethically.
Has gone through no chemical processing. Has gone through no machinery or mechanised processing units
Well-being Properties
Thermal insulation, Moisture absorption, UV protective, completely bio-degradable, Climate conscious
Thebvo aspect is a product of Thebvo project, Nagaland. A livelihood revival project by mora since 2014.
Eri silk is made under the supervision of Narmohan Das, with creative guidelines from Mora, Assam.
Pashmina made by Muneer Shaikh’s family in Srinagar.
Patchwork management with Madhu Mittal.
Stitching by Gurmel Singh, Jalalabad, Punjab.
Tassels by Param, Bathinda, Punjab.