NEERJA(HANDLOOM ASSAM SAREE)
Widowed young, she sold wine at the local shop. Making ends meet meant survival to her and her daughter. After all, her sister had also earned some money at the nearby village, by selling wine. She would start her business by selling pitha or rice cakes in the morning and alcohol in the evening. During the rains, when it gets inundated with the Pagoldia, she would use the money to buy thread and weave, she wanted to open her own tailoring shop. Overwhelming to her was her quest of her daughter’s acceptance of her living.
This beautiful handwoven green Assam cotton saree with orange border and pallu handcrafted with miri gos motifs will surely lift your inner spirit. The body has phool boota handcrafted in it.
Length: 5.5 meters ;
Blouse Piece: Yes (Mustard yellow same as that of the pallu of the saree)
- Dry Clean
- Medium iron.
Saree Colour: Forest Green
Motifs: Handcrafted miri gos (tree) motif in pallu and border.
Fabric: Handloom Cotton saree
*Easy exchange or return available incase of any issues with the product
Handloom cotton fabric is woven using hand operated looms. The warp (length) and weft (width) are two sets of interlacing yarns woven by weavers on a mechanised loom that do not use electricity. Loom fabric as a result becomes soft, durable and provides more comfort in comparison to machine-made fabric. Loom fabric that is woven with love by someone, definitely gives you a unique feel and
Handloom cotton is more breathable and therefore, feels lighter in summers and provides more insulation in winters. Also, colour penetration in handloom cotton is more, thus making it more easier fabric for dyeing. Due to better absorbance of colour, handloom cotton looks more splendid than machine-made. Most importantly, human handling lends the fabrics a unique feel and gives the fabrics greater value.
A labour intensive skill, the art of handweaving takes 20-25 days for a saree to be handwoven. Supporting handloom fabric supports our ancient heritage of rich weaving and encourages the weavers to continue practicing this precious art-form.
The motif of a tree (gach) is a common pattern found in handcrafted products of Assam. However, the shape is often represented in a geometrical manner and the shape and design varies based on the expertise of the weaver.