WEAVER'S WORLD / UNNATI / JAGANNATHPURI
Unnati Silks and the fabrics of Puri
The appliqué worked and Patachitra sarees
There is a fine range of appliqué work sarees that are available to buy online at Unnati Silks. You have chanderi sicos with dark hues and along with floral patch appliqué work you have small attractive borders and a zari border with the designer pallu having a beautiful appliqué patch to complement the rest of the saree. Fresh look plain malmal cotton sarees with small floral appliqué patches distributed evenly across the saree. Arni silk saris with rich plain glossy shine but having an appliqué work pallu that is mesmerizing. Kerala kasavu with that evergreen fresh look but with an additional floral patch heightening the appeal of the saree. Dupion art silk saree with appliqué work patch all over and large appliqué work design spread over the pallu. There are many more such variations that beckon the attention of the online visitor.
The Patachitra painted on fine Tussar silk and Jute Gicha silk handloom sarees available at Unnati Silks, as a style within the designer range, have certain marked features. Lines are bold, very clean, angular and quite sharp. There is an absence of landscapes, perspectives, or intended views. The backdrop would have flowers and other floral representations to distinguish the figures that are drawn or represented in the foreground. There are decorative borders and a theme designed in the form of a narrative becomes evident.
The salwar kameez & kurti kurta
The art of decorating a base cloth by applying fabric on fabric with the edges sewn down by stitching can be termed as appliqué. Patchwork on the other hand is the art of sewing little patches of geometric shaped fabric lengths to form a textile pattern like a designer border.
Unnati Silks has handloom weaves with appliqué work but more as designer necks and borders on patola woven salwar kameez, kurtis and kurtas. You could have coloured shiny linings and sleeve cuffs to complete a stunning picture. Applique patches could be simple and single to the more elaborate and multi-layer which brings out a brilliant contrast to the basic patola weaving colour of the fabric.