Kahlil

MR21039
Patchwork of handloom cottons in a play of panels and geometry
Spoken for

“art is a step from nature towards the Infinite” – Kahlil Gibran

Since my first step in 2009, years moved by fast, almost, not in a blur! With my backpack, I had set out to find a simple, healthy life on the road. The world opened up like a university of textiles. The ancestry of the textile echoed through generations in oral stories and songs. I felt a sense of balance in their awareness. I started out not knowing much about the world of textiles, but wonders of the traditional mountain wisdom kept me moving. People of the mountains and hills nurtured my curiosity and “not knowing”. Soon, road became home. Journey became the school. Life took a minimalistic turn and wonders kept navigating me. With no permanent base, I kept going deeper exploring the rich heritage of The Himalayas and her foothills. With a world so new, I naturally spiralled into becoming a student of life, a beginner till the end.



|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. Involves handloom weaving
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 “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.
Well-being Properties
Casual, fun, light-hearted, modern
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 2023
designed by: MIDTOAN
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