Kubsa's Khun sari is hand woven by artisan, Ganesh Atagalli, and designed by Kubsa, which is who is transforming traditional textiles, hand woven on the pit looms of Guledgudda, in northern Karnataka, through contemporary design.
The Guledgudda 'Khun' is originally woven for a 'Kubsa' or blouse, and paired with the local 'Ilkal' sari, prized by the women of northern Karnataka and southern Maharashtra. The extra warp is usually seen in bright colours against a dark ground which was originally a natural dyed deep indigo. It is woven on a 31 inch-wide loom. So precious is the textile, that an entire 'Kubsa' blouse is made of a just a 20-inch long fabric, sewn optimally to minimize waste. Any shortage is compensated with a gusset!
This motif is called 'Chota Hardi'. Locally sourced mulberry silk and cotton are used, as Kubsa supports the entire ecosystem of artisan livelihoods, giving new life to this beloved textile.
Black and Pale Grey (Azo-free)
Hand woven on a dobby loom.
70% Mulberry Silk, 30% Cotton. Silk (22 denier) is locally sourced from Sidlaghatta, Karnataka, and cotton (2/120s count) is from Coimbatore
236in x 48in, Pallu size- 30in 599cm x 122cm, Pallu size- 76cm
Dry Clean Only
Please note that all our products are meticulously handmade by master artisans one piece at a time. Due to this process, there may be a variation from one item to the next. Such variations are inherent in the manufacturing of handmade products, so you may expect minor distinctions that will make your purchase special and truly one of a kind.
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