Finding Dory

Blues and reds of raw silk combined with ivory coloured cotton woven in Arunachal Pradesh
When I was watching Finding Dory, I decided I will make a mora celebrating the theme of memory and family. And somehow celebrate the lightness with which these themes were carried out in the film.

The dupatta is the family aspect with all the colours, patterns, stripes, lines streaming into each others. Method in the madness. Of course, remembering Dory and Marlin, a family looking for a family!

The Kalidaar as ivory cotton many layered fluid form is the void of presence or absence of a memory.

Together they make this ensemble I call “finding Dory”, lighthearted yet essential!

Young Dory: Hi. I'm Dory. I suffer from short-term "remembory" loss.

On friendship:

Dory: Please help me find my family.

Nemo: Yeah, Dad, you can get us all the way across the ocean. Right?

Marlin: No... But I know a guy.

A Conversation:

Dory: What is so great about plans? I never had a plan! Did I plan to lose my parents? No. Did I plan to find Marlin? No. Did you and I plan to meet? Wait. Did we?
Hank: Are you almost done?

Dory: Well, I don't think we did. And that's because the best things happen by chance. Because that's life. And that's you being with me out in the ocean not safe in some stupid glass box.

Hank: You know something? I have no idea why you're even doing this.

Dory: What do you mean?

Hank: It seems like a lot of trouble just to find some more fish. If I had short-term memory loss, I'd just swim off into the blue and forget everything.

Dory: I don't wanna do that. I-I want my family.

Buyer Empowerments

Involves traditional handloom weaving, skilled stitching skills to bind a multi-pleat Kalidaar, and upcycling of raw silks.
One of a kind wearable textile, collages techniques of different looms, fabrics- protein and cellulose based and diverse yarn counts.
Weather/ Mood
Pleasant-not warm not cold
Not fragile
Dry Clean only; Needs “Airing” in shadow, not direct sun
With Reverse-side finishing- no fall/beading required- ready to wear. Unstitched blouse fabric included.
Cotton: Cotton Kalidaar woven with mill spun mercerised cotton yarn with Azo-free dyeing. Raw silk woven in handloom clusters. Source of dye unknown.
Grassroot production for cotton. Upcycling of raw silk.
Celebratory, Statement, bohemian, gypsy, flow-y, celebrating Indian classic form. Evokes swirling.
Ivory cotton woven in Arunachal Pradesh under the supervision of Nang Amlavati.
Cotton yarn from Salem, Tamil Nadu.
Raw silk by Khadi Gramodyog.
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