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Kalwar Khun Cotton-Silk Stole: Black and White
Kalwar Khun Cotton-Silk Stole: Black and White
Kalwar Khun Cotton-Silk Stole: Black and White

Kubsa Handcrafted textiles

Kalwar Khun Cotton-Silk Stole: Black and White

Rs. 3,200.00

Kubsa's Khun stole is handwoven by two artisans, Janakka and Basawaraj in tandem; and designed by Kubsa, which 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 'Kalwar' meaning clove. Locally sourced mulberry silk and cotton are used, as Kubsa supports the entire ecosystem of artisan livelihoods, giving new life to this beloved textile.

Colour

Black and White  (Azo-free)

Technique

Hand woven on a dobby loom.

Materials

70% Mulberry Silk, 30% Cotton.
Silk (22 denier) is locally sourced from Sidlaghatta, Karnataka, and cotton (2/120s count) is from Coimbatore

Dimensions

80in x 30in
203cm x 76cm

SKU

KUBS-21-18-ST-22-10

Care Instruction

Dry Clean Only

Disclaimer

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.

Product Dispatch & Shipping Notice

Dispatched within 3 working days of receiving your order. No refunds or returns.