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.