This saree is a handspun and handwoven, naturally dyed Eri silk with extra weft motifs in 'Muga ghisa', from the hinterlands of Assam. The body has extra weft rectangles and circles while the pallu has is a smart geometric design of lines, concentric squares and ovals. Naturally dyed in manjistha and sappan, this saree is a slow and sustainable product that you would be proud to own.
Material: Handwoven, handspun X handspun Eri Silk
Dyes: Natural dyes
Expected Delivery: Within 3-5 working days from the date of the order
Saree Length – 5.4 meters
Saree Width – 46 inches
Blouse Length - 80 cm (last shot)
Weight - 650 gm
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.