Innaehada  인내하다

Double sided | Cotton patchwork | Stole
Spoken for
Why I want to make these patchworks?

This requires mastered skill of patience, perseverance and precision. Hours, days and weeks go into putting small patches together.

The focussed intention that our tailor Gurmel’s face takes on whenever he sets himself to stitch another of these is a moment of silent exhilaration we share. He admits most often, he never thought he could make this. He also admits he is most keen to learn. And his heart is hard working. He wants to improve. He wants to do new things.

When he makes these patchworks, they first take birth in our heart. I visualise. He captures that visualisation. I intuitively choose colours, he technically binds them together. Playing with sacred geometry, we are never able to predict what the final mood of the patchwork will be like. So, we started enjoying this limitation. We now have a pact, we raise up the patchwork and see it only once it is completely put together. Before that we watch it stitch by stitch coming together, shifting shapes.

Some triangles fall in place and some tell us “keep doing, you are perfecting the act of doing imperfectly till it all begins to fall in place.”

Innaehada 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.

Buyer Empowerments

Involves precision stitching skills and understanding of geometry for desired placements.
Intricate patchwork created to create monotones. The choice of colours is as deliberate as intuitional.
Weather/ Mood
Pleasant- okay for summers to nippy evenings
Not fragile
Dry Clean only; Needs “Airing” in shadow, not direct sun. do not wring.
Ready to wear
Mill spun mercerised cotton yarn with Azo-free dyeing
Subtle, Earthy, elegant
Supports non-industrial tailoring skills.
Faith in up-skilling unskilled artisans.
Fabric scrap re-purposing.
Awareness drive to choose natural yarns over easily available synthetic yarns.
Supports non-industrial tailoring skills.
Faith in up-skilling unskilled artisans.
Fabric scrap re-purposing.
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Dimasa Weaves under supervision of Aitryee.

Cotton from Salem, Tamil Nadu.

Stitched by Gurmel Singh, Jalalabad, Punjab.

Beadwork: 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 2023
designed by: MIDTOAN