Panelled patchwork of cotton woven in Arunachal Pradesh with asymmetrical patchwork blouse
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Karinya is joined as steadfast stitch of many panels. Each panel highlights the intricate stitching involved in binding textiles of various textures and density together. While retaining the light hearted appeal of the sari, I played with colours of earth, soil and mud to pay homage to natural fertility of land.

The highlight of the sari is the asymmetrical fabric designed as blouse. For this are, the blouse was conceptualised first and then the sari. Gentleness of the colours chosen for the sari are set in contrast with the robust use of colours. The blouse fabric has a versatility suited for other textiles beyond Karinya.
Karinya 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. Karinya 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 Tara is not included.

I think you get most of the most interesting work done in fields where people don't think they're doing art but are merely practicing a craft and working as good craftsmen. Being literate as a writer is good craft, is knowing your job, is knowing how to use your tools properly and not to damage the tools as you use them.

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Involves traditional handloom weaving and skilled stitching skills to bind patchwork of varied density.
One of a kind wearable textile that highlights an earthy combination of colours brought together in cotton fabric woven by weavers of Arunachal Pradesh.
Weather/ Mood
Pleasant for summers!
Not fragile
Dry Clean only; Needs “Airing” in shadow, not direct sun. Do not wring.
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.
Mill spun mercerised cotton yarn with Azo-free dyeing for plain cotton fabrics.
Casual, earthy, modern.
Weaves made by artisan at home in available time- supporting farming lifestyle.
Training of untrained weavers
Livelihood opportunity for amateur weavers, single mothers, older women who cannot farm.
Design handling leadership training, inventory keeping, costing and parcel handling training with Amla
Collaborative design and decision making
Awareness drive to choose natural yarns over easily available synthetic yarns.
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Weaving of plain fabrics done with supervision of Nang Amlavati, Arunachal Pradesh.

Cotton yarn from Salem, Tamil Nadu.

Stitched by Gurmel Singh, Jalalabad, Punjab.

Beadwork by Param, Bhatinda, 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