Natural dyed, handspun, handwoven Eri silk with Kalamkaari
The drape and pallu of the sari highlight a Kalamkaari interpretation of peacocks appearing as panels with indigo and lac dyed Eri Silk. Kalamkaari is done on mulmul.
The base and pleats are handspun, hand woven Eri silk where we used Indigo dyed and non-dyed natural ivory to create a shaded denim-like effect. The two different colours of warp and weft are woven on traditional throw shuttle loom of Assam. These looms are simplified older looms where the basic main frame is formed using four posts or pillars dug steady into mud ground.
The borders are lined with Indigo and lac dyed Eri Silk.
Mizuki 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. Mizuki 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.
Blouse worn by Nikita is not included.
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