This saree is a handspun and handwoven, kora Eri silk with extra weft motifs from the hinterlands of Assam. The kora body has extra weft motifs on the borders in red and the pallu has these motifs interspersed with lines amd motifs. Naturally dyed yarns in manjistha and sappan have been used for the red motifs. This saree is a slow and sustainable product that you would be proud to own.
Material: Handwoven Eri Silk
Dyes: Natural dyes
Expected Delivery: Within 3-5 working days from the date of the order
Saree Length – 5.6 meters
Saree Width – 46.5 inches
Blouse Length - 100 cm (last shot)
Weight - 650 gm
Color: Kora (Off-white)
Wash Care: Dry clean only (natural colors tend to bleed in the first wash)
About Eri silk: Eri silk is a versatile fabric - cool in summers and warm in winters. We love the subtle elegant lustre of this silk. 'Eri' is derived from the word 'era' meaning castor in Assamese, indicative of the silk worms feeding on the castor oil plants.
Usually, silk cocoons are boiled with the worm inside, however, in case of Eri, the silkworm (Samia Cynthia Ricini) creates a cocoon that is open at one end spinning short segments of fibres which enables the moth to escape to emerge. The fibres obtained are not long and continuous like mulberry and other natural silks but are shorter and more wooly in texture. Eri silk is therefore, also referred to as the Ahimsa silk or peace silk.
The fabric is iso-thermal, highly breathable, hypoallergenic and is also said to have anti-fungal/ bacterial qualities. It gets softer with wear and can be worn all year round.