पद्मा Padma

Patchwork of handloom cottons with Ikat
Spoken for

On the day when the lotus bloomed, alas, my mind was straying,
and I knew it not. My basket was empty and the flower remained unheeded.

Only now and again a sadness fell upon me, and I started up from my
dream and felt a sweet trace of a strange fragrance in the south wind.

That vague sweetness made my heart ache with longing and it seemed to
me that is was the eager breath of the summer seeking for its completion.

I knew not then that it was so near, that it was mine, and that this

perfect sweetness had blossomed in the depth of my own heart.

-Rabindranath Tagore

This sari is joined as steadfast stitch of diverse panels together. Each panel is horizontally lined creating a geometry of verticals as the sari takes form after being draped. While retaining the casual, nonchalant appeal of the sari, I added Ikat weaves in the pallu as the final signature.

Gentle, soft, subtle, nurturing Padma.

The lotus.

Blouse fabric

Buyer Empowerments

Diverse cotton fabrics bound together into a sari. Involves handloom weaving.
One of a kind wearable textile where up-cycled textile remains of new yet injured textiles are contextualised as a prototype of what potential resides in the dormant textile rejects when seen with fresh eyes.
Weather/ Mood
Pleasant- good for summers
Not fragile
Dry Clean only; Needs “Airing” in shadow, not direct sun. Do not wring.
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.
Few fabrics mill spun mercerised cotton yarn with Azo-free dyeing. Other sourced fabrics, soul of yarn unknown.
Casual, fun, light-hearted, modern
Slow production. Fabric scrap Up-cycling to reduce textile waste. Upholding stitching as a necessary yet disappearing textile skill. All these textiles come from weaving units that were compelled to discard good, new weaves because of small human errors.
Patchwork management by Madhu Mittal.
Stitched by Gurmel Singh, Jalalabad, Punjab.
Beadwork by Param, Bathinda, Punjab.
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