Fabric: Handwoven Cotton in warp and silk in weft
Blouse: No Blouse
Saree Length: 5.5 meters
Saree Width: 45 Inches
Colors: Natural Dye Black on Kora White
Pattern: Seamless Foliated Circular Pattern
Border: Thin Tissue Zari Gold border
Care: Green dry cleaning or separate hand-wash in cold water and mild detergents. Some color may wash off in first few washes. Avoid frequent washing, reverse dry in shade and iron on reverse is recommended to preserve the beauty of this fabric.
Disclaimer: Characteristic imperfections associated with handweaving and hand block printing maybe noticed. This is not a flaw but indicative of handmade process. Despite every effort to showcase each product’s color and design, please note that actual colors may vary due to different device settings and other factors.
Made By: Finest quality Cotton silk is handwoven by Santosh and Santoshi Kewat who run a small home based handweaving business in Maheshwar, MP. Handblock printed by Arif Mohmd. Khatri family, using natural dyes. He is a sixth generation Bagh hand block printer.
Bagh Print: Bagh Print is a unique traditional Indian printing originating in village Bagh, Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. The river Baghini which runs through the village provides the much needed water which is the foundation of this craft. It is believed that the copper and lime rich water brings out the rich colors of natural pigments and also helps with color fastness. The process is characterized by naturally sourced pigments and dyes. Bagh printed textiles are super soft and it is believed that beating and washing in the river water and use of natural pigments makes them so.The most common colors are red and black over a white background. To make the dyes, pigments like ferrous sulfate and alum are boiled in water and mixed with tamarind seed powder to make a paste which acts as black and red dyes respectively.