Baula

MR23126
Eri silk | Home reared | Handspun | Handwoven | Natural dyed | Patchwork | Stole
Spoken for
To stitch a patchwork from shreds of fabric, we first segregate them by colour. Then within that colour, we segregate by texture and nature of the textile. Once silks, cottons or others are in visible bundles, groups start to appear. When groups are visible, they evoke unanimous action. That action is of coming together as a single unit with another family of colour that represents the contrast. Here, in this stole, natural dyed hand spun hand woven Eri Silk is grouped together so that natural ivory Eri Silk could be set as contrast. Is there some method to this selection? Why we pick one fabric and not the other? Why one tone of blue is set next to a certain tone of red? Why white? Why yellow? Why these greens at all? If these good wonders appear in your head when you see these patchwork, then we are talking from the space of my creative zone of Design. Else it is just one shred after another, stitched with a repeated monotony.

The method to this madness is there. Visibly there.

Khepi!

Baula 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.

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Intrinsic
Value
Wearable textile made with traditional spinning, weaving and dyeing techniques, that bring together the legacy of Eri silk of Assam.
Creative
Aspect
One of a kind wearable heirloom where Eri Silk is bound in an asymmetrical geometry. Modern blend of solid colours devoid of any flower or motifs. Pure geometry of asymmetry and abstract that has method to the madness.
Heft-Feel
Light
Weather/ Mood
Pleasant-not warm not cold. Okay for summers!
Longevity
Long-lasting making it a generational heirloom. Texture will grow with time. The shades of natural dye will go through natural alterations as anything made with nature should.
Care
Dry clean recommended. “Made to not be fragile”. Seasonal “Airing” in shadow, not direct sun. Do not wring.
State
Ready to wear
Soul
100% natural, organic, hand-made, from nature-back to nature. Something to grow old with and then pass it on to loved ones. The shades will originally change with passage of time adding years to its organic life.
Drape
up-lifting, hugging-body texture.
Concerns
Addressed
Made in rural household. Solidarity with Eri Silk that is made in Assam. Standing up for the artisans of Assam who are losing opportunities to the commercial-privileged Eri silk producers of mainland India.
Weaves made by artisan at home in available time-supporting farming lifestyle. Direct connect with artisan.
Reverse pyramid model-Fair benefit to all makers and facilitators. No bargaining with artisans. Mutual decision-making.
No deadline/ pressure based work environment made with need-greed, human-nature balance.Made with intentional non-injury. Slow production- slow movement product. Made less, made ethically.
Has gone through no chemical processing. Has gone through no machinery or mechanised processing units
Well-being Properties
Thermal insulation, Moisture absorption, UV protective, completely bio-degradable, Climate conscious
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Eri silk made with Narmohan Das, with creative guidelines from Mora, Assam.

Patchwork management by Madhu Mittal, Bathinda.

Stitching by Gurmel Singh, Jalalabad, Punjab.

Tassels by Param, Bathinda, Punjab
Disclaimer:
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
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