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SKU: SUTAMIH85
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Excerpt

" There were countless pigeons in the apartment and the residents had accepted their presence as an unwelcome side-effect of living in the city. Most of the people shooed away when they saw one in their way and cursed the pigeons when they found bird-droppings on their scooters. However, on the second floor balcony, a special friendship was forged. After the little boy’s sparrow friends disappeared mysteriously, the boy resolved to never let the pigeons go away too. He fed the pigeons with sweet bread crumbs every morning in his favourite silver spoon and the birds in turn made a silent promise of friendship for a lifetime. "

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Description:
This unique made-in-heaven mul cotton saree is a combination of silverish grey and soft brown that is sure to make a delicate yet bold statement. The mul cotton is what we call ‘made in heaven’ at Suta. Known in West Bengal as mul mul, the fabric is what can be categorised as muslin cotton. It is believed that this fine method of weaving cotton can be traced back to even before the Indus valley civilization. What makes this fabric special is the almost magical process of weaving it. Cotton fibres are separated and spun into strong threads. The lightest and the most delicate fibres are separated and are then spun into muslin thread. These are then woven into fabrics by skilled weavers. The history of muslin weaving is a beautiful chapter in the history of Indian textiles. The process of the yore waas much more complex and involved many unique tools that look primitive but worked like magic. The upper jaw of a catfish was used to initially clean the cotton before spinning. To separate the lightest fibres, a Dhunkar (a bamboo bow) was used, which when strung in a distinctive way made the lighter fibres rise above the heavier ones. This process gave the title ‘woven air’ to the muslin fabric. Weavers famously wove on looms that were at ground level and operated the looms from pits dug in the ground. Even during the Mughal era, the muslin fabric was seen as a symbol of power for its finesse. History is full of anecdotes to prove the awe that the muslin fabric generated. Emperor Aurangazeb is said to have chided his daughter Zeb-un-Nisa for appearing naked in the court when in reality she had been wearing several layers of the muslin cloth! Such was the fabric’s delicateness. The almost invisible fabric had made an Arab traveller in the 10th century remark that the degree of fineness is such that a garment can be drawn through a ring of a middling size. During the British colonisation and even during the Mughal rule, the art of weaving muslin took a hit as weavers were treated poorly and drought hit many of the weaving centres. As a result, today, the process of weaving has seen a lot of change. Nevertheless, the essence of it hasn’t changed and the charm of the fabric still remains.

Blouse Piece:
No

Washcare:

- Gentle hand wash in cold water separately 
- Do not bleach 
- Use mild detergents 
- Line dry on reverse side in shade 
- Do not scrub and wring 
- Do not tumble dry 
- Iron on any side 

Size : 47 cm in width