Unique Fabrics: Bamboo, Banana, Kenaf Silks…

By picking one of these natural, handwoven fabrics, you reduce your carbon foot-print and give back to the environment.

Handwoven banana-silk Kalamkari shift dress with a slight flare and an inverted box pleat at the centre front neckline. A thin line of bronze beads run along the neckline. Hand printed with organic dyes

Above and right: Handwoven banana-silk Kalamkari shift dress with a slight flare and an inverted box pleat at the centre front neckline. A thin line of bronze beads run along the neckline. Hand printed with organic dyes

This tunic is made from an extremely interesting blend of Kenaf, Cotton and Silk, handwoven to perfection
This tunic is made from an extremely interesting blend of Kenaf, Cotton and Silk, handwoven to perfection
Organic, hand printed, Ajrak patch

This tunic is made from an extremely interesting blend of Kenaf, Cotton and Silk, handwoven to perfection. Kenaf, also known as Pulicha Keerai (in Tamil) and Gongura (in Telugu) is a plant used in cooking. Self woven stripes (on the fabric), a 4” Ajrak band towards the bottom hem and a keyhole back neckline fastened with a loop and cloth button. Above: Close-up of the organic, hand printed, Ajrak patch.

Mother of pearl buttons over hook and eye fastening, along the side seam of the waist

Above: Mother of pearl buttons over hook and eye fastening, along the side seam of the waist

Right: Handwoven modal-silk crop top, with unequal corded pin-tucks all over. Paired with batik printed jute palazzos

Handwoven modal-silk crop top, with unequal corded pin-tucks all over. Paired with batik printed jute palazzos
Handwoven banana-silk and cotton tunic with printed yoke, corded pin-tucks on cotton and a piping edged border at the bottom. The top yoke and piping around border are of Kalamkari Banana-silk fabric, hand printed with organic dyes.

Handwoven banana-silk and cotton tunic with printed yoke, corded pin-tucks on cotton and a piping edged border at the bottom. The top yoke and piping around border are of Kalamkari Banana-silk fabric, hand printed with organic dyes. The solid coloured cotton is naturally dyed with turmeric.

Jute-silk-cotton tunic with a high waist seam

Jute-silk-cotton tunic with a high waist seam. A slit runs along the centre front up to the hem, with inverted box pleats on either side. The neckline and sleeve hem are finished with a self piping. The neckline in the back is fastened with a loop and a mother of pearl button.

2-piece Block printed jute-silk and raw-silk kurta set. The printed shell is embellished with top stitch detailing around neckline

2-piece Block printed jute-silk and raw-silk kurta set. The printed shell is embellished with top stitch detailing around neckline. All edges are finished with a self piping. Slits at both the side seams start from the empire line. The inner piece is of solid orange raw silk

Handwoven natural aloe vera-silk kurta with self stripes on the fabric.

Handwoven natural aloe vera-silk kurta with self stripes on the fabric. The neckline, armhole and hemlines are finished with a piping in contrasting handprinted kalamkari cotton. The back neck is fastened with a tie-up

The yoke of this tunic is made of handwoven bamboo-silk and is hand printed with organic dyes.
Handwoven and block printed bamboo-silk top with a cross open back.

Left: The yoke of this tunic is made of handwoven bamboo-silk and is hand printed with organic dyes. The flared solid segment is of looped Jute-Silk. The yoke is fastened in the back with loop and cloth(potli) buttons. Paired with a solid black raw silk skirt

Above: Handwoven and block printed bamboo-silk top with a cross open back. The edges of the neckline, armhole and the hem are finished with a narrow self piping

Handwoven empire-line maxi dress with padding

Handwoven empire-line maxi dress with padding. A thin piping runs along the edge of the neckline and armhole. The back neckline is fanned with a tie-up. The Kalamkari portion and the border at the bottom hem are of hand printed banana-silk. The solid segment is of handwoven raw silk

 

Handwoven banana-silk top, with antique zardozi embroidery

Handwoven banana-silk top, with antique zardozi embroidery along an asymmetrical hemline. The edges are finished with a self piping. The back is identical to the front

 

Handwoven hemp-silk button-down tunic, block printed with a self tone

Handwoven hemp-silk button-down tunic, block printed with a self tone. The front placket is fastened with loops and cloth(potli) buttons. The sleeve edge and neckline are finished with a narrow self piping

 

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