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MR21106
Hand spun Eri silk | Muga Ghicha woven into Eri silk | Muga Ghicha
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This Sari brings together two silks that associate their identity with Assam traditional textile ancestry.

Eri Silk is a wild silk with a wooly fibrous filament hand spun into yarn, handwoven on traditional throw shuttle looms of Assam. It is elegant in drape, subtle in appearance and the texture of fabric does not carry obvious lustre that we typically associate with silk.

This Eri Silk is hand spun by adept spinners of Assam without using Charkha. The journey from cocoons to hand- spun yarn involves a spinner performing series of steps for the appropriate treatment of cocoons that can enable hand spinning of yarn. These steps have remained unchanged through generations of hand-spinning culture of Assam. We have retained the indigenous steps without much alteration.

Muga is the rarest known wild silk in the world. The silkworms that are named after their ancient history with Assam, unfold magic of nature when upon maturity, they begin to offer their delicate short-filament golden-yellow silk to the world. Muga is a fine filament based yarn that involves intensive reeling technique to turn fibres into yarn. This handspun Muga Ghicha yarn of Gogamukh, upper Assam, woven by Tai Khampti weavers in Arunachal Pradesh.

Muga Ghicha is made out of those parts of cocoons that could not be incorporated into the standard reeling process while extracting the fine filament. The result of this is a raw texture added to the any weaves made with Ghicha yarns.

The motifs in the pallu are made using Muga Ghicha. To compliment this weave texture, Muga ghicha is added as a border to the sari.

Blouse fabric

Buyer Empowerments

Intrinsic
Value
Wearable textile made with ancient spinning and weaving, that are slowly being abandoned in modern context. Hope of rejuvenation that a textile that has lasted the test of thousand of years, can still enthral the makers and wearer’s senses.
Creative
Aspect
One of a kind wearable heirloom that collages techniques of various natural textiles of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
Heft-Feel
Moderate
Weather/ Mood
Pleasant-not warm not cold.
Longevity
Sturdy, long-lasting- “lifelong” in their words, making it a generational heirloom. Texture will grow with time
Care
Dry clean recommended. “Made to not be fragile”. Seasonal “Airing”. 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
100% natural, organic, hand-made, from nature-back to nature. Something to grow old with and then pass it on to loved ones. The ruggedness will grow gentle with time.
Drape
Elegant, Subtle, Grounding
Concerns
Addressed
Made in rural household. Weaves made by artisan at home in available time- supporting farming lifestyle.
Reverse pyramid model-Fair benefit to all makers and facilitators.
No bargaining with artisans. Mutual decision-making.
No deadline/ pressure based work environment made with need-greed, human-nature balance.
Slow production- slow movement product.
Made less, made ethically.
Has gone through no chemical processing. Has gone through no machinery or mechanised processing units
Well-being Properties
Thermal insulation, Moisture absorption, UV protective, completely bio-degradable, Climate conscious
Eri silk is made with Narmohan Das, Kamrup, Assam.
Muga Ghicha yarn from Gogamukh, Assam.
Muga Chicha weaving with Nang Dharmavati, Arunachal Pradesh.
Print blouse fabric by Malkha India
Stitching by Gurmel Singh, Jalalabad, Punjab.
Tulsi 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
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