A handwoven saree. Maroon with a vermillion border. Definitely stand out. Wear it with a blouse woven, printed, contrast - depending on your mood.
This product is hand woven / block printed / hand embroidered and there might be slight irregularities. These add to its unique charm.
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My personal Experience
- All fabrics including pashminas can be gently hand washed with a good liquid soap or “Reetha”
- Never wring the fabric
- Always dry it wrong side-up in the shade.
- DO NOT hang woollens on a clothes line. Spread them out on a chataai.
- Starch I find eats into the fabric especially if left unworn over long periods of time.
- I personally prefer my silks and even cottons unstarched. They remain soft.
- For crisp cottons one can use some strained diluted rice starch (when worn the starch kind of disintegrates). Many freshly starched saris put away tend to develop a moth-eaten appearance ☹
- Gently steam iron. For delicate silks and tissues put a soft mul on top and iron. Direct ironing can be disastrous. I remember a brand new tissue was in rags by the time I reached the wedding, cos of direct ironing.
- Change folds of saris regularly - Air them regularly
- Never wash unless absolutely necessary
- After an occasion I wipe my saris / shawls with a damp handkerchief, especially the border. Concentrate on stains. Rub talcum powder for grease, it is pretty effective. Food undetected eats into the fabric leaves gaping holes. Especially shawls!
- Only if absolutely necessary give your heirlooms to a good reputed dry cleaner. Ones who use white petrol NOT chemicals
- Voila! I hope you can hand these down for generations!