Rumi

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

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do”– rumi

As I write this, I feel a nudge of a dilemma between heart-art and mind-art or heart-mind-art.

Art as conscious effort or serendipitous…

Art as solitary or community…

Art with goodness or art of madness…

Art as design or design as art…

love as an art or art with love

So many ways in which art is experienced. Often not as opposites but along the spectrum of the same quality of experience.

Art isn’t tangible. Art lies in the subtlety of subjective experience, an awareness it evokes beyond matter.

One doesn’t create art. One arrives at it.

To be art, is to be constantly in the state of art. To be in the state of art, is to be in the state of Practice. To be in Practice is to feel Love. The Union.

“There isn’t any formula or method. You learn to love by loving. Be fully aware of what you are doing, and work becomes the Yoga of work, play becomes the yoga of play, everyday living becomes the yoga of everyday living.”



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.
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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