Assam INDIAN DIASPORA FINE ART
Charming creation by hand
One of the seven sisters of the North East region of India, Assam is known for its exceptionally good quality cotton, soft, smooth and fluffy variety in abundance in the region. Naturally it has given rise to a cottage industry in handlooms in cotton and silk fabrics that has gradually evolved into a major textile industry and a dependable means of livelihood. Assam Cotton Saris are light in weight, comfortable, easy to carry all day and maintain comfortably. Raw materials used for the making of Assam Sarees are mainly cotton or more recently mercerized cotton, which is soft & shiny. Zari work or multi colored threads are woven to these fabrics and that gives the richness to the fabric. Beautiful patterns of fruits, flowers, diamonds, animals, birds or human WWW.WISHESH.COM | JANUARY 2017
figures are generally impressed on these pure cotton sarees. The tie and dye art is on display in the fine handloom creations in mercerized sico and pure cotton. The colours chosen are bright, deep and full of the vibrancy of Nature. What is especially noteworthy is the good use of thread work or embroidery that elevates an ordinary weave to an extraordinary work of art. The borders and pallu make good use of zari, that provide the right
Published on Jan 2, 2017
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