Steel Grey Madhubani Hand Painted Pure Tussar Silk Saree
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Madhubani is derived from the word Madhuban which, literally translated, means ‘forest of honey’. Madhubani paintings are among the oldest art forms in India, famous for their vivid colours, striking symbolism and complex designs. Symbols such as peacocks, fish and trees are used to signify various attributes such as beauty, romanticism, prosperity, fertility, devotion and divine love. Madhubani art primarily incorporates themes from mythology, folklore and rural life.
This steel grey silk saree comes alive with its exquisite hand-painted Madhubani art. A collector’s item for a connoisseur like you.
Fabric: Base saree - Handwoven 100% pure tussar silk; Pallu - 100% pure ghicha silk
Colour and Design: Steel grey with Madhubani hand painting
Blouse Piece: Includes blouse piece (The blouse in the image is not a part of saree)
While every effort is made to present the sarees in their natural colours, subtle variations between images and actual colours may be the result of lighting conditions and digital photography, and the colour/screen settings of your digital devices.
Slight irregularities are inherent to the process of creating traditional handwoven fabric. Instead of taking away from the beauty of the saree, they enhance its uniqueness and charm. The irregularities attest to the fact that the saree is a genuine, handcrafted product.
Ghicha (or Gheecha) silk yarns are primarily produced in Bihar, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh. The silk is a by-product obtained during the production of traditional Tussar or Eri silk. The production of Ghicha silk involves a manual and laborious process - the threads from the cocoons need to be pulled out delicately by hand (hence the name Ghicha or Gheecha) and reeled manually. Due to this process, the silk yarns are shorter in length. Although manual reeling gives Ghicha silk a coarse characteristic, the finish is smooth and lustrous. Madhubani paintings, also known as Mithila paintings, trace their origin to the Mithila region in Bihar and Nepal. The art, which goes back 2,500 years to the time of the Ramayana, was displayed by women on the floor and walls of their houses during celebrations and festivals. The magic of these paintings has been transferred to fabric and other material using hand-held wooden blocks, thereby reviving interest in a lost art form and priceless heritage.