Kanchipuram and raw silk with zari
Spoken for
It is a natural for a heart to feel nostalgia upon seeing rituals, festivities and celebrations. They bind us to the roots of our ancestry. Our childhood memories are intertwined with certain days when all we did was plan and execute the tasks around the festivity. Elders ordered, we followed. The smells of food, flowers and incense.
Whether we loved it or hated it at that time, we could hardly ever escape it.
Now, when I look back, these festivals are my totem to bring me face to face with how much we have changed, how much we don’t do like we used to do, and how our tradition too is slowly changing.

In remembrance of festivals and the legacy they have carried for hundreds of years.

Tradition and cultural revival begins at home

Buyer Empowerments

Silk with zari stitched together as a patch. Involves traditional silk mark approved handloom weaving of Kanchipuram
Emergence of colours, textures and form in this dupatta where commercial silk industry’s fabric remains has been creatively up-cycled.
Weather/ Mood
Pleasant for cooler weather, just like any other mulberry silk
Not fragile
Dry Clean only; Needs “Airing” in shadow, not direct sun. One may want to be more gentle with the woven zari threads. It is also good to keep changing the folds every few months.
Ready to wear
Silk fabrics are all sourced from Khadi silk manufacturers whose business model wouldn’t allow use of small cut pieces and hence would discard huge quantities. The fabrics are all pure silk, however nature of dye source is unknown. These remains are called “waste, reject or injured saris”
Fabric scrap Up-cycling to reduce textile waste
Formal, Elegant, festive, traditional, dressy without being loud.
Stitched by Gurmel Singh, Jalalabad, Punjab.
Beadwork by Param, Bathinda, Punjab.
Imperfections in the weaves reflect handmade
Irregularity in the dyes reflect natural process
Innocent spots in the textiles reflect being homemade
A work of nature cannot be sterile and error-free
A choice to still buy what we make is a step
Towards supporting original culture
Of people
Of nature
Of craft

A celebration of humanness.
Mora Collective 2024
designed by: MIDTOAN