Neeson | human

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Patchwork of handloom cottons in a play of geometry
Spoken for

“They were not merely private citizens concerned with their private improvement. Private improvement was to be the preliminary to public improvement… It was an enormous ambition, an ambition totally impossible of fulfillment; but at least it had the merit of spurring them on, of making them rush in where angels fear to tread- with results that sometimes proved, to everybody’s astonishment, that they had not been quite such fools as they looked. They were succeeded, of course, in making the best of all the worlds; but by dint of boldly trying, they made the best of many more worlds than any merely prudent or sensible person would have dreamed of being able to reconcile and combine.”– Aldous Huxley, Island

Neeson tajung Kama

Be a good human!

A phrase I learnt from my Ao Naga mother, Takola.



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 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 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
designed by: MIDTOAN
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