Natural dyed, handspun, handwoven Eri silk accredited to weavers and dyers of Assam
Rosse celebrates the colour red, all derived from sources of nature.
When Eri silk fibre comes into the expert hands of artisans of Assam, they turn fibre into yarn spun gently through their seasoned fingers. No charkha can absorb the gentleness required to spin the delicate fibres of Eri silk. No other tools needed to spin these yarns except a simple stone weight drop spindle. When this yarn needs to be woven, a frame amidst the four pillars is dug into earth. With minimum basics, a loom is created. That loom turns yarn into weaves. These yarns get dyed with no chemicals, no machinery, no large drums, no heavy duty set up. Just sustained fire in the courtyard, experience in the hands and minds, raw materials from nature and the deftness to use with grace what nature offers with grace. Minimal. Just enough.
Rosse is 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. Rosse comes with a blouse fabric designed to encourage mora fireflies to bring their own authentic spirit to the fabrication of blouse fit, usage of bord.
“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
― Toni Morrison
About Eri Silk and Natural dyeing
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. Eri Silk being a protein fibre absorbs most natural dyes.
Natural Dyeing involves a series of high precision steps to bring out the adequate conditions for textiles to absorb and retain dye. With non-injury as our core totem, we have given colour to this fabric using those natural sources that are procured locally, leaving least violent footprints on life and nature. The dye raw material is natural i.e. plant and resin based, instantly compostable, non-industrial and non- toxic.