WEAVER'S WORLD / UNNATI / NORTH EAST
Assam sarees - Assam Sarees, in cotton and silk, are a woman’s delight for their all-day comfort and eye-catching look. Light on the body, needing little to maintain, beautiful patterns, elegant borders and multi-coloured hues, make them a feast for the eyes. The range of Assam silks and cotton sarees is quite wide and varied. The plain handloom Assam Tants with scattered motifs, contrast borders, elegant pallus are bewitching. Assam Sico linen sarees with floral block prints, designer pallus are striking fabrics. The bright coloured self color weaves with eye-catching stripes and wide zari borders are hugely preferred. You also have light coloured cotton tie & dye in light fresh looking hues with checks pattern and floral printed coloured borders that are sensational eye-catchers that liven-up the environment. The range of Assam silks and cotton sarees is quite wide and varied. The plain handloom Assam Tants with scattered motifs, contrast borders, elegant pallus are bewitching. Assam Sico linen sarees with floral block prints, designer pallus are striking fabrics. The bright coloured self color weaves with eye-catching stripes and wide zari borders are hugely preferred. You also have light coloured cotton tie & dye in light fresh looking hues with checks pattern and floral printed coloured borders that are sensational eye-catchers that liven-up the environment.
Manipur sarees - Handloom fabrics in silk, cotton and blends, simple but stylish, with plain designs but elegant finish, the 5.5 by 1.3 m sarees are a connoisseur’s delight. There is plenty of fusion with artistic experiments that have traditional styles and features combining with modern designs, abstract patterns and other trending features on smooth, soft fabrics that thrill and excite. Popular bootis, nicely spread out motifs, tantalizing borders in colour and finery, end pieces or pallus to complement with awesome colour combinations effect a special appeal that is the strength of Manipuri Handlooms.The endearing features of the Manipuri sarees at Unnati Silks are that they are simple, elegant and grand. Plain sarees in striking hues, adorned by evenly distributed motifs, especially the mango fruit and with tantalizing golden zari wide borders, the sight of these grand Sico offerings is mesmerizing. The pallu is always the highlighting feature with either designer patterns covering a substantial portion or rich golden zari motifs sprinkled lightly over the area or plain fields bordered by wide zari linings. The rich lustrous sico Manipuri sarees in their grand setting are meant for those very exclusive occasions like weddings, as bridal attire, grand parties, festivals and traditional functions.
Meghalaya Sarees - Known for good quality handloom fabrics, Meghalaya silk sarees are made from the muga silk, eri or endi varieties of silk, the fabrics are soft and smooth. Known for their durability and texture, Meghalaya silk sarees are a good canvas for eye catching patterns in zari through zardozi, ari, gota and other traditional styles of embroidery. Fashion Prints of batik, Bagru hand block, Bandhani, Leheriya, come out very well on Meghalaya silk sarees. Additionally kundan work, beads, pearls add to the allure. The cotton quality grown in Meghalaya is also good and soft and with good adaptability for colours, Meghalaya cotton sarees with floral prints, attractive bootis, very attractive multi-colour and zari borders and exquisite embroidery on lovely designs are a hit with the market.
Unnati has a fine tradition of Indian ethnic handlooms since three decades. Unnati has a wide range of Indian ethnic that includes the Meghalaya Handloom Silks. There are the bright and Neon coloured plain sarees with wide floral design zari borders or dark checks in multi-colour with matching colour borders. You have floral block print Meghalaya silk sarees with artistic bootis on the pallu and plain dark shade sarees with bright coloured borders. There are self-color checks weave sarees in subdued hues and golden zari bootis on the pallu and enticing Banarasi patch borders.
Nagaland sarees - A simple woven ethnic fabric, what lends appeal to the Nagaland Cotton Saree, are the intricately designed motifs and embroidered patterns. Straight lines, zig zag lines, squares, bands and other simple geometric shapes in varying widths and colours constitute popular patterns. Earlier times had the woven cloth decorated with beads, cowrie shells and goat hairs to denote the wealth and status of the weaver.
Modern format sees the Nagaland Cotton Saree having simple thread work and kundans, beads, mirrors and sequins adorning the fabric. Dyeing of the fabric has great significance for the colourfully vibrant creations of Nagaland fabrics.Bright primary colours as red, green, yellow and blue are generally used, though other colours are also becoming popular. Known till date for the natural dyes extracted from barks, roots and plants used for dyeing cotton yarn, limited availability and effort in procuring the raw materials as well as preparing them has slowly made way for chemical dyes. Colours are significant among the hill tribes with the system of pre-dominance of a certain colour for a particular tribe, still prevalent. Each Naga tribe has distinctive patterns with certain geometric shapes and motifs associated with it. Black or white are predominant colours used. Red and green are in additional motif insertions. Extremely novel and appealing, Nagaland Cotton Sarees are seen in a variety of forms with the traditional fabric given a modern day setting.
The spread of the soft Nagaland cottons at Unnati silks is awesome. Nagaland cotton sarees with geometrical pattern block prints and ganga jamuna borders are unique. The soft and sheer Nagaland cotton Tants with lovely motifs block printed and coupled with attractive coloured borders are delightful. The Nagaland sico linens in earthy hues with innovative block prints and wide golden zari borders are captivating. The light hued Nagaland cottons with fresh look floral prints in light flashy colours and wide checks patterned borders are uniquely innovative and well-received.
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