Etched out in the color of the queen with fine golden bootis on the body, the heavily ornate border and pallu that look like colorful carvings on golden paper with minutest detailing stand out bold and clear. Woven round the clock for three months, the saree has been painstakingly woven twice to ensure perfect smooth finish on either side.
When the freshness of leaf green meets the admirably woven paper fine gold border and pallu that fantastically brings out the bloom of spring in very elaborate color motifs, it is nothing short of magic. This vibrant color saree with prominent traditional motifs in abundance took over two months of conscientious and diligent hardwork of the masterweaver to be able to give it a fine character.
Woven with real zari in warp and weft, this saree that has taken the master weaver a dedicated time spanning ten months is a personification of his hardwork, perseverance and masteryover his art. The specialty of this saree’s weave is that after the basic saree is woven using the interlock technique, the fine intricate designs and motifs are inserted manually with such precision they will leave you baffled.
The finest silk threads are interwoven to craft an enchanting plain weave for the body of the saree. The molten gold border depicts colorful dazzles that are well spaced out.The freehand style on the pallu on one hand shows the artistic brilliance of the master weaver and on the other, it shows his proficiency with threads. Overall, it is his genius work who took over two months to put this magnificent piece together.
An incredible piece of art where the master weaver has put in his all, this saree that has taken him a full dedicated eighteen months of effort has no match. Woven in real zari with colorful blooming motifs carefully inserted all over the saree, this art is monarchial that was last seen in the prosperous Peshwa era. If you own it, don’t be surprised if in future you get a call from the ministry requesting this priced possession to be displayed in the museum!
The full bloom of lotuses in real zari on the broad paper gold border and pallu looks more dazzling than a real lotus blossom! The steel grey dhup chanv effect of the saree is just enough to steal your heart. The saree that has called for more than a year’s hardwork with just the pallu and the border taking up more than a year, it deserves a special place in your wardrobe.
Shatika: Unveil the Beauty of Indian Heritage through Indian Handloom Sarees
Since the dawn of civilization, handlooms have been associated with excellence in India’s artistry in textiles and fabrics, and sari which is considered to be the most ancient piece of clothing has been inspiring generations of artists and craftsmen to weave their dreams and visions into creating exquisite handloom sarees. However with passage of time, just like the clacking sounds of the looms, the dreams and visions of these weaves too are fading away.In an attempt to bring handloom sarees back in vogue, Shatika has begun a revolution; a six yard sari revolution is a humble attempt at bringing back the lost love for handloom sarees. Dedicated to creating a unique interpretation of the age old craft, we travel to all colourful corners of the country visiting weavers,guiding them on the latest trends so they weave out the age old tradition with a modern touch and bring them online so you can savor the delights of hand picking them from the comfort of your homes.