Masanobu

MR21038
Patchwork of handloom cottons in a play of geometry
Spoken for

 

“I believe that a revolution can begin from this one strand of straw. Seen at a glance, this rice straw may appear light and insignificant. Hardly anyone would believe that it could start a revolution. But I have come to realize the weight and power of this straw. For me, this revolution is very real.

In my opinion, if 100% of the people were farming it would be ideal. If each person were given one quarter-acre, that is 1 1/4 acres to a family of five, that would be more than enough land to support the family for the whole year. If natural farming were practiced, a farmer would also have plenty of time for leisure and social activities within the village community. I think this is the most direct path toward making this country a happy, pleasant land.”
-- Masanobu Fukuoka

Dedicated to master like Masanobu who let nature be the master, healer and best pesticide.



This sari is joined as steadfast stitch of many panels. Each panel highlights the intricate stitching involved in binding textiles of various textures and density together. While retaining the light hearted appeal of the sari, I played with colours of earth, soil and mud, leaves and mulch to pay homage to natural fertility of land.

Blouse fabric

Buyer Empowerments

Intrinsic
Value
Diverse cotton fabrics bound together into a sari.
Creative
Aspect
One of a kind wearable textile where up-cycled textile remains of injured textiles are contextualised as subtle narrow panels of patches. A prototype of what potential resides in the dormant textile “rejects” when seen with fresh eyes.
Heft-Feel
Light
Weather/ Mood
Pleasant. Good for summers
Longevity
Not fragile
Care
Dry Clean only; Needs “Airing” in shadow, not direct sun. Do not wring.
State
Sari is ready to wear. All saris come with blouse fabric(s). No fall/ beading required. The blouse used in photoshoot is for representation only and may not be the same blouse available with the sari. The blouse fabric given with the sari will be more in alignment with the aesthetics intended.
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. Handloom weaving Fabric scrap Up-cycling to reduce textile waste. 
Upholding stitching as a necessary yet disappearing textile skill.
Patchwork management by Madhu Mittal.
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 2024
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