Rivers

MR21128
Asymmetrical patchwork crafted with combination of silks and cotton
Spoken for

“People today have forgotten they're really just a part of nature. Yet, they destroy the nature on which our lives depend. They always think they can make something better. Especially scientists. They may be smart, but most don't understand the heart of nature. They only invent things that, in the end, make people unhappy. Yet they're so proud of their inventions. What's worse, most people are, too. They view them as if they were miracles. They worship them. They don't know it, but they're losing nature. They don't see that they're going to perish. The most important things for human beings are clean air and clean water.”

Akira Kurosawa

Through these lines, remembering Sunderlal Bahuguna!

In his life, he wanted water to flow.

In the flow of water, he wanted to live.

Such humans! Such waters! Such flow!

In solidarity with communities standing up against thoughtless construction of dams and hydro power projects.

For many rivers, that must continue to flow!

Buyer Empowerments

Intrinsic
Value
Mulberry based silk not produced by Mora. Sourced from spaces that reject smaller shreds of fabrics as waste. Cotton hand woven in Arunachal Pradesh using mercerised cotton yarn from Salem.
Creative
Aspect
One of a kind wearable textile made using up-cycled, re-purposed shreds to fabric. Waste to Art through Craft of stitching. Through symmetrical patchwork I wanted to express the flow of river. Sometimes large, sometimes small. Sometimes visible. Sometimes gone. Sometimes deep. Sometimes shallow. In all, river remains river all the way!
Helf-Feel
Light to moderate
Weather/ Mood
Moderate temperature range- not peak summers, not peak winters.
Longevity
Not fragile
Care
Dry Clean only; Needs “Airing” in shadow, not direct sun. Do not wring.
State
Ready to wear
Soul
Commercially reared mulberry silk, mill spun into yarn. Mercerised azo-free dyed cotton yarn hand woven into solid plain.
Drape
Elegant, celebratory, modern
Concerns
Addressed
Created livelihood opportunities for stitching patchworks. Mora Textile waste re-purposed instead of being thrown into waste hills following least-waste workshop model. Cotton fabrics woven in Arunachal Pradesh to provide livelihood opportunities to new weavers not yet trained into weaving complex motifs.
Fabric shreds management by Madhu Mittal, Punjab.
Cotton yarn from Salem, Tamil Nadu.
Cotton weaving done with supervision from Nang Amlavati, Arunachal Pradesh.
Silks from Khadi Gramodyog.
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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