Fabric: 40 count Pure Organic Desi Cotton
Blouse: Unstitched, About 80 cm in length
Saree Length: 5.5 meters
Saree Width: 45 Inches
Colors: Light Turquoise Green dyed in Natural Plant Dyes
Pattern: Jamdani Extra Motif
Border: Pink Temple Border
Pallu: Extra Weft Jamdani Motifs
Weaving Cluster: West Bengal
Occasion: Day Dressy, Year round Wearability
Care: Green dry cleaning or handwash with cold water and mild detergents only when absolutely necessary. Color may bleed in first couple of washes. 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 saree is handwoven by 45 year old Jangannath ji, he is an expert Muslin Jamdani weaver artisan who is also adept at working with short staple desi cotton yarns. This saree is a result of production partnership with MGG Sewa Sansthan based in Burdwan, West Bengal. They provide much needed grassroots level employment and fair wages to artisans in rural West Bengal. They are working tirelessly to revive famed Bengal Muslin. We at Fyoli Fyoli are completely aligned with their focus on expanding the demand for handmade clothing and spreading awareness about the working and living situation of the grassroots stakeholders who produce such work.
Jamdani: The highly skilled craftsmen of Bengal weave magic by their hands called Jamdani which is an intricate design made using hands on the weaving loom. It is considered as one of the most time consuming and laborious work. It is a supplementary weft technique of weaving, where the artistic motifs are produced by a non-structural weft. The standard weft (base fabric) is a fine( muslin of 100 and above thread count) and sheer fabric, while the supplementary weft with thicker threads adds the intricate patterns. Each supplementary weft motif is added separately by hand while weaving on the loom. Jamdani muslin fabric is expensive due to its laborious work which requires a lot of patience, skill and effort while making these textiles. As consumers it is important to understand the difference and support the skills of artisans still working in this beautiful but painstaking technique.