Kathin कठिन

MR21025
Ikat and a collage of cottons
Spoken for

This dupatta is my ode to a beautiful hindi word, Kathin! Kathin means difficult.

When I go to weavers in the mainland, they always say, “Our work is very difficult”.

When I go to teachers, they say, “Difficult is a part of learning.”

When I go to parents, they say, “It is only difficult till you have not done it enough.”

When I self talk, I say, “Difficult means it is possible. It is not impossible.”

While I walk the Path and I see that something is Kathin, I start preparing for the times ahead. I tell myself, brace yourself and welcome growth spurt!

Ikat is only difficult till I have not done it myself. One day, I will weave Ikat. One day I will learn to dye Ikat threads and tie and dye the symmetry of these intricate motifs. One day, this Kathin will be saral, easy!

Someday soon, I will embrace this that is Kathin!

 

Buyer Empowerments

The combined aspects of the Textile
Intrinsic
Value
Hand woven Ikat and diverse cotton fabrics bound together into a dupatta
Creative
Aspect
One of a kind wearable textile uses up-cycled remains of injured, reject textiles to form a clever harmony of ikat and contrasting solids.
Helf-Feel
Light
Weather/ Mood
Pleasant- perfect for summers
Longevity
Not fragile
Care
Dry Clean only; Needs “Airing” in shadow, not direct sun. Do not wring.
State
Ready to wear
Soul
Few fabrics mill spun mercerised cotton yarn with Azo-free dyeing. Other sourced fabrics, soul of yarn unknown.
Drape
Casual, fun, light-hearted, modern
Concerns
Addressed
Slow production. Fabric scrap Up-cycling to reduce textile waste
Stitched by Gurmel Singh, Jalalabad, Punjab.
Beadwork by Param, Bathinda, Punjab.
Disclaimer:
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 2023
designed by: MIDTOAN
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