Basil Green Maheshwari Silk Cotton Handloom Saree With Brocade Border
SKU : SYSMDP-7
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Everything was ready except for the charanamrit, the offering to the gods. She went to her balcony garden to collect basil leaves for the sweet concoction. The tulsi leaves had a deep, verdant colour after the rain, the green contrasting beautifully with the dark colour of the planter. She reached out to touch the leaves, her fingers becoming moist with the raindrops. What a calming sensation it was.
This basil green saree with brocade border will evoke images of lush greenery and the goodness of nature. The woven stripes pallu and brocade border add a unique charm to this vibrant saree.
Fabric: Fine blend of silk and cotton handloom
Colour and Design: Basil green with brocade border and woven stripes pallu
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.
Maheshwari sarees are created by artisans in Maheshwar, a handloom cluster in Madhya Pradesh. The techniques used to weave these cotton-silk sarees have been passed down by weavers since the 5th century. According to folklore, the sarees were commissioned on the request of Queen Ahilyabai Holkar as gifts to visiting dignitaries and family. The sarees draw inspiration from the grandeur and intricate details of Madhya Pradesh’s forts, particularly Fort Maheshwar, and manifest in various patterns such as chattai (mat), chamelikephool (jasmine flower), eent (brick) and heera (diamond) which are popular even today.
Originally made in pure silk, Maheshwari sarees were later woven in pure cotton as well as a mix of silk and cotton. Darker shades gave way to lighter hues. A unique feature about these sarees is the bugdi (reversible border), which allows them to be worn both ways. Based on their design, Maheshwari sarees are known by distinct names: Chandrakala, BainganiChandrakala, Chandratara, Beli and Parbi. The first two have plain designs, while the other two feature checks or stripes in their designs.