“Indigo discerning all existing blues;
Casting away every melancholy,
And gold margins bordering all hues,
Encouraging prosperity across everything”
What she feels
Second nature to reminiscence the shore-side sandy dunes within the first glare of gold and shades of cerulean blue takes her to golden lane of memories. Patterns of blossoming snowy tendrils along the borders lined with accommodative huts add a notch to her already royal look.
This chanderi silk saree is crafted with Dabu Handblock Indigo printing. This process starts with soaking the 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.
It’s a Handprinted Chanderi Silk Saree which is silk by cotton fabric. It’s a 5.5 mtr saree drape with exclusive 80 cm blouse piece to go with. Recommended separate wash in cold water with mild detergent only or dry-clean & there are chances of color bleeding of Indigo which is a sign of the genuineness of prints and dying.