“Radiance of blue sinking under depths of sea;
Slivering through the currents of tranquility,
Traversing the shore with immaculate glitter,
Displaying rapture as its natural ability”
What she feels
Pinnacle of linear design, the gorgeous movement of corals underwater in unison with the dance of fish as pearl shells twinkle. A bed of stars looking up at the sky in a burst of elation, this saree is a marvel of geometric precision that celebrates the seas.
This slub cotton saree is crafted with Dabu Handblock Indigo printing. This process starts with soaking indigo plant to extract the beautiful vibrant dye. Hand-carved wooden blocks are used for applying a mud resist known to the fabric. Once the fabric has been dyed, the areas with the mud application, continue to remain white and the rest of the fabric takes on the dynamic hues of lapis lazuli, cerulean midnight, all originating from the indigo plant.
Most people experience fading or bleeding of the indigo fabric, which is primarily because indigo will not actually form a chemical bond with the fabric into which it is dyed. It ends up becoming insoluble again when put into water. By reacting with air, it tends to get accumulated in the tiny spaces within the fiber.