Today’s drape is a beautiful Shibori Tie-dye Tussar Silk Saree with hand-stitched leaf designs all around the saree.
I draped a saree after what felt like forever. After the Navratri series, I took a break from wearing a saree. With Sankranthi around the corner, I am back with another gorgeous drape. This is my first Tussar saree, and I have to say, I love the fabric; it’s soft and flows very well.
The name ‘Shibori’ comes from the Japanese word “Shiboru” meaning to wring, squeeze, or press. It is a Japanese dyeing technique that uses thread or yarn to create patterns. The thread isolates many small, repeated points on the fabric. This focus on the minutiae tends to create designs that are far more intricate and detailed than modern tie-dye.
Regular Tie-dye generally uses one more straightforward technique of twisting and tying the middle of the shirt to create a psychedelic spiral design, and while this tends to portray colors from the entire spectrum, more often than not shibori features only one color. Originally only indigo was used as the dye but modern shibori can be made using any single color – either from natural plant-based dyes or pigment.
The saree I am wearing doesn’t have any Shibori patterns but is dyed in the Shibori technique on Tussar silk with a handstitched leaf design all over the saree.
The Knotty pearl Necklace is handmade by artisans in Trichy using jute twins and pearls. I love the versatile design, it pairs well with most things and can also be styled with western blouses and dresses.
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Saree from Krsaangi
Necklace c/o Artful noons
Ilia Lipstick in the shade Rosewood