Fabric: 80% Cotton 20% Viscose Handwoven Mashru
Colors: Striped Green, Red, Purple, Yellow
Care: Green dry cleaning, separate hand-wash in cold water and mild detergents or gentle wash cycle in washing machine with mild detergent. 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 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: Direct from the 12 pedal loom of Lakhamshi Maheshwarji from Village Godhra in Kutch, Gujarat. We collaborated with NGO Khamir to get this custom woven for us. Blouse Pattern made by NGO Master G and daughters. Blouses are sewn by Masterji Golam Mood. in Calcutta, West Bengal under onsite supervision of designer Debashis Kundu.
Mashru: A royal craft known for its intricate weaves and an impressive allure, Mashru is woven with a 7 to 12 paddle loom which requires harmony between the movement of hands and legs. The number of threads per inch is 80, which is much higher than normal weaving. This is also reason why this fabric is only available in 23 inch sizes. After the fabric is woven, it is washed with cold water and beaten with wooden hammers while still moist. Then a paste of wheat flour called glazing is applied on the folds of the fabric. This lends a lovely sheen and softness to the fabric. Initially this fabric was made with pure silk, but today it has been replaced by art silk, rayon and staple cotton- Fabric technique detail-Khamir