Umrao a collective designed by meiraas with handloom art (chanderi woven in house), craft in dyeing process (leheriya tie & dye in rajasthan) & hand embroidery (mukaish from lucknow), all coming together in a syncretic collection that possibly maps the evolution of crafts & their history. A rich mix of 3 states madhya pradesh, rajasthan and uttar pradesh, this is so much more than just a wearable art piece. Khayal (moodboard): the honeycomb reflects nature's best lesson of singularity pattern there is always a loop left open from where the possibility to re-start exists isn't that thought reflective of human power of resilience.
Poshaak (about the dress): bluish grey leheriya tie & dye kurta fabric with mukaish embroidery in honeycomb pattern on handloom chanderi fbaric. The dupatta is 2 shades darker single colour grey with stars of mukaish. 2.5 metres kurta fabric (44 inch width for shirt); 2.5 metres dupatta. Washing instructions: dry clean only. This product is made by hand & will have some inconsistencies.
These add to the charm of handmade crafts. Colors may differ slightly due to photography lighting. Colours like red & green are particularly tricky in photography.
This item is made of kurta dupatta and handloom chanderi, chanderi, cotton silk, sustainable fashion, ethical fashion, trousseau, rajasthani, lucknowi, kaamdaani, kamdani, hand embroidery, bandhani.