Fire | Agni

Patchwork of cottons turned into Fire
Spoken for
Welcome you to a home of heart. I hope you all feel warm here. There is a fireplace in the centre of this home. It is blazing bright.We can make a big circle around it. The firewood that keeps this fire burning is collected from the jungles of various hearts that I met along the road. The one I keep the safest is a small piece of pine wood. It burns easily and sets the others on fire. I named this pine wood Faith. I tend to not overuse it and keep it safe as a fire-starter. It’s good for rainy days.

The long burning logs are named Vitality, Compassion and Self-reflection. These long heavy wood are supported by smaller sticks and twigs named Acceptance, Good Wonder, Contentment, Communication, Patience, Interdependence and Openness. Without these, the big logs can’t sustain.

I stack the moist wood named Separateness, Regret, Frustration, Guilt, Emotional baggage, Justifications, Excuses, Envy and Blame close to the fire, so they could warm up and dry themselves. And someday become firewood for the heart fire.

The oxygen to this fire is called Awareness/consciousness. And the fire is named Love. Just like the fire, these firewood too are of subtle nature. They can only be manifested in feeling, “Bhaava”.

Heart is beginning to glow.

It is to a setting around the warmth of this fire, that I welcome you to heart travel with me with this mora.

This dupatta that has two sides represents the coexistent presence and absence of the same integral fire. Fire, being the force of intelligence and transformation.

Buyer Empowerments

Cotton fabric shreds bound together into patchwork. Fabric shred up-cycling and re-purposing.
One of a kind wearable textile that celebrates the integral fire. The repetition of different shades of crimson and maroon through patterns created by prints and textures elevate the fire-like presence. By contrasting it with starkness and void of Ivory white, a mood is initiated. How much would you like to shine today? More white or more fire? And to what degrees?
Light to moderate
Weather/ Mood
Pleasant- okay for summers to nippy evenings
Not fragile
Dry Clean only; Needs “Airing” in shadow, not direct sun
Ready to wear
Few fabrics mill spun mercerised cotton yarn with Azo-free dyeing. Other sourced fabrics, soul of yarn unknown.
Stunning, statement, elegant & modern
Slow production. Up-cycling of textile remains of injured, reject textiles to reduce textile/ fabric scrap waste
Patchwork management by Madhu Mittal, Punjab
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