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Golden Muga Silk Handloom Traditional Mekhla Chador Set from Assam

Golden Muga Silk Handloom Traditional Mekhla Chador Set from Assam

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Muga Silk Mekhela Chador Set from our looms in Assam , India 

The warp and weft are in pure Muga Silk and the extra weft maroon motifs are in acrylic. 

Woven in a lighter manner , it is easy to handle .  Muga silk  tends to be slightly fluffy which over a period will settle down. It will retain its colour and lustre .Muga silks resist sunshine and are more durable than mulberry silks. 

Muga Silk - The most valued silk from India. Almost exclusively reared and produced in Assam, India. It is indigenous to the Brahmaputra Valley and assiduously practiced in the districts of Assam. The moth is basically a wild moth. Hence it is categorised as Vanya Silk or Wild silk by the silk board of India.(http://csb.gov.in/silk-sericulture/silk/vanya-silk/)

The yarn produced is a natural rich golden yellow or light brown colour depending on  the host plant it feeds on. These are unique products.  No dyes are applied to the yarns. The golden colour is its natural colour. Most Muga rearing and cultivation is still done by village clusters in Assam in the traditional method. 

The Mekhla and Chador is a  traditional 2 piece dress from the North East State of Assam, India . The Mekhla is  appx 1.20 Mt in length and 37" width when stitched. The Warp will have pleats when worn. The top part or 'chadar ' is a shawl or half -sari which is used to cover the upper portion of the body and is worn on top of the mekhla or wrap. The usual size is 3 Meters long and about 37 inches in width.

Wash Care - You can hand wash this set . Use mild detergent or shampoo . Do not wring . Flat Dry .

As with all silks - Store in cool place. 

Do check with me on the availability of this piece before placing the order.  In case of Sold Out , we will make it to order . In case of order , customisation of motif colours possible. 

Made to Order delivery time - 1.5 months appx .

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