Vimochana

MR21043
Patchwork of handloom cotton in a play of geometry
Spoken for

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your senses for an act. You give up your ability to feel and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It got to happen inside first.“- Jim Morrison

A revolution

Evaluation

Re-evolution

Awaken in me the courage to express as authentic self, surpassing all stigmas and fears that come along the way of attempting something out of intuitive inspiration.

Awaken me to be full of positive assumption along the way of self- discovery and expression. And eliminate any doubt that may make me honor anyone or anything less in Faith.

Awaken in me patience and virtue to truly Listen the words, both within and without and evoke empathy and understanding.

Awaken in me a conscious will to evolve my parameters of judgement and rise above the limitations of misplaced conclusions.

Awaken in me a child-like pursuit of knowing what I don’t know and acknowledging with simplicity what I do know. And in both an acceptance of how much we don’t know.

Awaken in me the humility to accept my role as a conduit in the grand scheme of consciousness. And I am where I am because the dots of circumstances connected me to the moment in Time where I stand.

Awaken in me the eternal bliss to enjoy the journey no matter how the road is and how long it takes to get to the destination. And along the way have no desire to know what the destination is going to be, and a grounding of Faith that I will get somewhere.


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 tones of greens and blues, a combination of colours I love to play with.

In 2013, we brought about 500 kgs of cotton yarn to Arunachal Pradesh and took it as a drive to sensitise weavers towards using cotton over synthetic yarns for their indigenous weaves. Amlavati  has championed the work we carried out with Tai Khampti weavers for more years than I could ever imagine. She began engaging untrained weavers, single mothers, and older women to engage in weaving plain, checks and striped fabrics. Rather than buying plain handloom fabrics from mainland, we began creating livelihood opportunities by weaving less intricate weaves as a medium of training new weavers and convenient income for trained ones. This was the high point of this cotton drive with Tai Khampti tribe.

Blouse fabric

Buyer Empowerments

Intrinsic
Value
Involves traditional handloom weaving and skilled stitching skills to bind patchwork of varied density.
Creative
Aspect
One of a kind wearable textile where up-cycled textile remains of injured handloom textiles are contextualised as 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
Mill spun mercerised cotton yarn with Azo-free dyeing woven on traditional looms.
Drape
Casual, fun, light-hearted, modern
Concerns
Addressed
Grassroots production-
Weaves made by artisan at home in available time- supporting farming lifestyle.
Training of untrained weavers
Livelihood opportunity for amateur weavers, single mothers, older women who cannot farm.
Design handling leadership training, inventory keeping, costing and parcel handling training with Amla
Collaborative design and decision making
Awareness drive to choose natural yarns over easily available synthetic yarns.
Patchwork management by Madhu Mittal.
Cotton yarn from Salem, Tamil Nadu.
Weaving of plain fabrics done with supervision of Nang Amlavati, Arunachal Pradesh.
Stitched by Gurmel Singh, Jalalabad, Punjab.
Beadwork by Param, Bhatinda, 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
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