We live in an age of technology. Most advanced civilization we call ourselves. But why is it that an ancient temple looks so familiar or a long forgotten church charms us? When we meet a mountain for the first time, why does it talk to us like a long lost friend? There is something about the past that tells us that we were a part of it.
This Linen saree is a splendid mix of the old and new, made of fabric that was around even some 4000 years back in ancient Egypt! Listen carefully to the stories it whispers in your ears for it is sure to have a trillion. Or, just drape it unassumingly on yourself and let the dainty peach add to your glow!
Linen is one of the oldest and most widely used fabrics thanks to its versatility. Particularly in countries that experience hot summers for a large part of the year, Linen exists more as a soft summer breeze that just happens to cover up their body as clothing! It feels oh-so-comfortable to the skin while appearing crisp and sturdy even in humid conditions.
However, it is not a bed of roses to make a Linen saree. The stunning Linen saree come from pretty hardcore and labour-intensive procedures. Flax is grown (it takes around 100 days to cultivate) and its fibre is separated before it is woven into fabric. Each of these processes involves manual labour and extensive physical work. The separation of flax fibres involves a process called retting and the weaving is done with specific counts as per requirements. The earliest Linen in Egypt is said to have had a thread count of 450 to an inch, which is finer than anything woven today! In a world of factory produced fully machine made fabrics, the Linen stands stubbornly demanding the involvement of workers. So, the Linen that reaches you is a story of these heroes who pack in that extra little bit of love along with their amazing work.
Blouse piece: Yes, same as the saree