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NEW SARI SILK COLLECTION

The new extended Sari Silk Collection

Our new extended Sari Silk collection is made from recycled saris. The recycling process of taking old saris and reapplying them to rugs makes this the most joyous and unexpected of constructions.

Ten percent of the sari silk material used to create these vivid rugs is left undyed and as a result the original colours are shot through the design. 

“Every single rug is unique, with a rhythm that is never predictable ”

Every single rug is unique, with a rhythm that is never predictable; during the weaving process, it is left to chance where the colour will fall, giving even the plainest rug a brilliant, unexpected shot of colour. Each piece flickers with life; delicate floral motifs and geometric patterns imbued by random threads, and the essence of the life of the original.

Translated from the Hindi meaning ‘strip of cloth’, the sari is one of the oldest known items of clothing still in use. Saris are mentioned in the Vedas, the ancient sacred literature of the Hindu religion, that dates back to 3000 B.C.

Like the Greeks and Romans after them, the ancient people of India wore garments that were mainly wrapped and draped, as opposed to sewn, to give themselves a flexibility and creativity of movement. Loose, flowing garments were practical in a hot climate. The sari, woven from cotton and silk, was both cool and graceful.

In terms of pattern, hand-woven saris are often embellished with checks or stripes, woven into the cloth, or the surface is block printed with repeat motifs created by carved wooden blocks and vegetable dyes. The new patterned pieces in this collection echo this tradition.

“Each piece flickers with life; delicate floral motifs and geometric patterns  ”

Left: Eta, Right: Blue Klimt

“During the weaving process, it is left to chance where the colour will fall, giving even the plainest rug a brilliant, unexpected shot of colour ”

Left: Periwinkle

Right: Pacific Blue Sari Silk

View full collection here.

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