Fine Muslin Khadi, Kantha embroidery
Saree length: 5.5 m (does not have a blouse piece)
The Vanar (monkey) saree in dual contrasting tones of Olive and Orchid is made playful and unique with its beautifully balanced flora and fauna kantha stitched motifs in multiple colours. This piece is one of a kind with its fun play of monkey motifs and colours.
Sreya Samanta: Bengal weaves reimagined
Well known for her experiments with Kantha embroidery traditions of Bengal, Samanta develops a quirky take on the tradition by creating contemporary narratives with the craft; also revelling in atypical Saree compositions. Her Jamdani experiments also see the designer drawing from the traditional repertoire of the colour palettes and weaving tradition, as well as adding new iterations to it. Samanta invests extensively in yarn development, and works in only the finest and softest of Bengal khadi cotton and silk fabrics (it is only in Bengal that Khadi achieves such a soft mul-like texture and the designer harnesses that beautifully.)
Care: Dry clean only.
Air the textile every few months.
Product colour may vary slightly from the picture and the product may have slight imperfections and variations in pattern, being hand-crafted.