Fabric: Pure Cotton
Blouse: Unstitched, About 80 cm in length
Saree Length: 5.5 meters
Saree Width: 45.5 Inches
Colors: Deep Lapis Blue
Border: Multicolor Striped
Pallu: Extra Weft Kutchi Motifs
Weaving Cluster: Bhujodi
Occasion: Day Dressy, Business Casual, Everyday
Care: Green dry cleaning or handwash with cold water and mild detergents only when absolutely necessary. Iron on reverse is recommended to preserve the beauty of this fabric.
Disclaimer: Characteristic imperfections associated with handweaving 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: This beautiful soft cotton saree is handwoven by Khimji Samji. Samji belongs to the Vankar weaver community from Bhujodi village. Weaving has been the primary occupation of his family from generations. What struck us about his work is his amazing ability to pair colors and create complex extra weft motifs. He creates woven articles drawing from rich heritage techniques that are traditional and at once pleasantly contemporary.
Bhujodi: Bhujodi, a 500 year old small town, is a major textile center of Kutch, with the vast majority of the inhabitants involved in textile handicrafts. The Vankars of Bhujodi, about 200 of them are primarily involved in cloth weaving. This weaving technique used to be for headgear and shawls and later the weavers started using this weave for other products like shawls, sarees, dupattas, stoles and yardages. These woven products are an excellent example of intricate and colorful extra weft weaving technique. The fibres often used are cotton, wool and silk. Typically the whole household is engaged in the process, while men sit on the loom and weave, women take care of preparing the yarn, setting it up on the loom and finishing the woven articles. The young ones in the family pick up the craft at early age watching and learning from their elders.