Silks of various regions and textures paying tribute to Paat silk with Xin Khap motif weaving of Assam
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The sari brings together Kanchipuram silk, raw silk and Paat silk of Assam.

In the pallu, I have brought to highlight Xin or king Khap motif, that is a symbol associated with 600 year long autonomous royalty of Ahom kingdom in the North East Indian region. This motif is woven on Paat silk is a mulberry-fed filament based silk that carries a distinct lustre. The traditional process of silk extraction aims towards retaining this lustre to its maximum. I too have retained the original liking and tradition of the makers in Paat aspect of the sari.

The intention was to create a harmonious design language yet invite a robust contrast using gold and silver together.

I visualise this sari as a mother-daughter heirloom.

Ishq is a one of a kind textile designed to highlight a unique coming together of various techniques and creativity of handcraft. This design will not be recreated. Ishq comes with a blouse fabric designed to encourage mora fireflies to bring their own authentic spirit to the fabrication of blouse fit, usage of borders and edgings.

Blouses worn by Swati and Nikita are not included.

“The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust. A merging of two people is an impossibility, and where it seems to exist, it is a hemming-in, a mutual consent that robs one party or both parties of their fullest freedom and development. But once the realisation is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvellous living side-by-side can grow up for them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a young poet

Buyer Empowerments

Involves traditional silk mark approved handloom weaving of Kanchipuram and Paat silk.
One of a kind wearable textile with emergence of colours, textures and form using silk industry’s fabric remains that have been creatively up-cycled. And brought together with the magnificence of Xin Khap.
Light to moderate
Weather/ Mood
Pleasant for cooler weather, just like any other mulberry silk
Not fragile
Dry Clean only; Needs “Airing” in shadow, not direct sun. One may want to be more gentle with the woven zari threads. It is also good to keep changing the folds every few months.
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.
Silk fabrics are all sourced from Khadi silk manufacturers whose business model wouldn’t allow use of small cut pieces and hence would discard huge quantities. The fabrics are all pure silk, however nature of dye source is unknown. These remains are called “waste, reject or injured saris”
Striking, modern, festive
Grassroots production
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Stitched by Gurmel Singh, Jalalabad, Punjab.

Beadwork: 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