Ikat dupatta and many-panel Kalidaar
This Kalidaar is named after an oxygenating aqua plant, Anacharis that benefits all other beings that co-inhabit the environment of the plant. It is a beautiful hardy plant with long stems and small leaves. One can plant the roots deep or leave the roots floating. It keeps the water clean and filtered by absorbing all excess nitrates from the water.

Fish and others plants love Anacharis! No more murky water!

Anacharis does not need much attention. Yet keeps everyone healthy!

The skirt meticulously binds together many kalis or panels to form this many layered kalidaar. Each kali is highlighted in its workmanship through a delicate and defined edging. A closer observation of this kalidaar will reveal why I see this as a work of art that does not scream for attention. Yet, to the ones who know where to seek, there is enough and more to find.

To highlight the solid colour of kalidaar with precise streaks of ivory colour, I chose Ikat weaves to bring this whole ensemble together. As soon as I chose Ikat, with these creeper like endless trail of weaves, I felt it reminds me of the soothing effect of Anacharis!

A summer delight!

Cool. Green. Nature.

Buyer Empowerments

Involves traditional handloom weaving and skilled stitching skills to bind a multi-pleat Kalidaar.
One of a kind wearable textile that creates a perfect hot summer day’s soothing blend of colours in a festive ensemble
Weather/ Mood
Pleasant for summer days
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.
Mangalgiri cotton for Kalidaar- source of dye unknown. Mill spun mercerised cotton yarn with Azo-free dyeing for Ikat.
Grassroots production of Ikat weaves. Slow production.
Celebratory, Statement, bohemian, gypsy, flow-y, celebrating Indian classic form. Evokes swirling.
Cotton yarn from Salem, Tamil Nadu.
Stitched by Gurmel Singh, Jalalabad, Punjab.
Beadwork by Param, Bhatinda, 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