མི་རྟག་པ Change

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Patchwork of handloom cottons with back strap loom weaves in Pallu
Spoken for

མི་རྟག་པ  mi thag pa is Tibetan word for Impermanence. I find the word so vast that it intimidates me. So, I try to understand it through Change.

While the heart seems to resist change, it is only in the change, we remain aligned with the rest.

Seasons change

Day and night change

The earth axis changes

The wind, heat, water change

The river is never the same at the same place again

The feelings change

The flow changes

Yes because of this change, the constant remains.

Transformative

Metamorphosis

Growth

The potential of growth in stillness.

The potential of stillness in growth.

Change.



I chose to call this Sari Change or Mi thag pa because I wish to share how allowing change has been a greater teacher of life than resistance to change.

Diving a little into Tibetan scientific explanation of their Faith in impermanence also reveals some wisdom. Sometimes, I dive into this wisdom only to see and hear laughters of Dalai Lama.

Blouse fabric

Buyer Empowerments

Intrinsic
Value
Diverse cotton fabrics bound together into a Sari
Creative
Aspect
One of a kind wearable textile where Up-cycled textile remains of injured, reject textiles are contextualised with subtle use of back strap loom woven border narrow panels. A subtle representation as a prototype of what potential resides in the dormant textile scrap when seen with fresh eyes.
Heft-Feel
Light
Weather/ Mood
Plesant. Perfect 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. Fabric scrap Up-cycling to reduce textile waste. Back strap loom weaves are made in support of the ancient loom and the weavers who have carried forward the lineage. Solidarity with weavers of Nagaland- grassroots rural home production.
Plain and checks woven with Nang Amlawati, Arunachal Pradesh.
Back strap weaves woven in Nagaland.
Stitched by Gurmel Singh, Jalalabad, Punjab.
Beadwork: 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
designed by: MIDTOAN
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