India, Khamir Craft Society, Patanwadi Wool Firan
Product name: Patanwadi Wool Firan
Type of product: Hand woven and naturally dyed firan
Description (story of the item): Inspired by the Firan, this set comprises a woolen Firan and a handwoven Mashru kurta.
While the firan is handwoven on a frame loom by Vankar Ramesh Mavji, the fabric for the Mashru kurta is woven by Devjibhai Maheshwari on a 7-12 paddle loom using the satin-weave technique with silk or viscose warp and cotton weft for a shiny and satiny look.
Designed to mimic the sheep: One can wear the two layers together when it gets chilly, or simply let go of the warm woolen layer in summers just like the sheep that are sheared in summers. Both these layers come with a set of two pockets each.
This in turn, helps promote two cohesive value chains, that of Kutch’s indigenous desi wool and Mashru weaving, both of which tie together various artisanal communities and also facilitates forward linkages that provide sustainable livelihoods.
Materials: Kutch’s indigenous desi wool (from the Patanwadi sheep breed)
About Desi Wool: Kutch’s desi wool is natural, organic, eco-friendly and biodegradable in nature. It can resist odour, stains and wrinkles, repel water, and can make you feel cool in summer.
Small: Ch- 42", Len- 41", Sleeve length- 24";
Large: Ch- 48", Len- 42", Sleeve length- 25"