Miri Bedcover - Acacia Natural /Indigo Natural by Siju Shamji Vishram (INDIA)
The Bedcover is inspired by a traditional shoulder shawl that used to be made for Ahir community men by our elders. This used to be woven in 3 parts (as the loom widths were narrow in the earlier days) and joined with hand-stitches by women to make it broad enough to be a shoulder wrap.
Made in our village on a Traditional 4 shaft Pitloom. It is a contemporary variation of our traditional designs in new materials and product forms.
It is special because of the Acacia natural colour used for Warp of Indigenous (Kala) Cotton and Weft of Tussar Silk. It is a inspiration design of Addhita used to made for Ahirs. I have also tried to use a special weaving technique called MIRI, which normally is used at the edge of the fabric to keep fabric from stop fraying it also helps to increase the strength and life of the shawls/blankets. The design originates from the traditional motifs used by the Meghwal Weavers of Kutch to make blanket/shawls for the Ahir (they are farmer) Community men. We were sourcing cotton from them for making yardage for Ahirs and Rabaris for their garments for more than 800 years.
Later wider looms were introduced and all type of shawls, bedcovers started getting woven in single pcs. I have recreated the tradition to create an interesting bedcover with old techniques
Size: 250 cm x 280 cm
Fabric: Silk and Cotton
Available to dispatch in 65 days