Fabric: Cotton Silk
Saree Length: 6.2 meters (including blouse in running)
Saree Width: 45 Inches
Colors: Navy Blue
Pattern: Meenakari Buta
Border: Antique Gold Tissue
Pallu: Striped Tissue
Weaving Cluster: Chanderi
Occasion: Casual, Day Dressy
Care: Green dry cleaning only when absolutely necessary. Hang on a cushioned hanger, store rolled or change folds occasionally ( if kept folded) to preserve the delicate fabric.
Disclaimer: Characteristic aberrations associated with hand weaving 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/Mkt by: Islamuddin Ansari is 24 years old and picked up weaving at age 15, giving much needed support to his father, Jaleel Ansari and mother Fareeda Bano. His sister Shifa Bano is also a weaver. They have two looms in their home and all family members operate them. He has a great eye for detail. We have been quite inspired and encouraged by his enthusiasm and energy. We hope that younger generation men and women weavers like him may just be the key to galvanize handloom sector.
Chanderi: Chanderi is a small town situated in Vindhyachal hills in the north of Madhya Pradesh, it boasts of beautiful historical places in and around it. Chanderi is one of the best-known handloom clusters in India, particularly famous for its sarees, produced from finest silk and cotton with intricate gold and silver zari work. Chanderi weaving traditions began around 13th century. Traditional coin, floral art, peacocks and geometric themed designs are woven into different Chanderi patterns. Pre and post-independence royal families provided the much needed patronage to the weaving community. However, Chanderi weavers today continuing this heritage weave remain most vulnerable to poverty due to several reasons both at market and policy levels. We have been fortunate to work directly with weavers of Chanderi, get to know them and their families and share their beautiful, diaphanous textiles with you.
Tags: Chanderi, Blue, Silk, brocade, festive, dressy, special occasion,Organza, cotton silk