India, Khamir Craft Society, Patanwadi Wool Jacket by Kalori Collective
Product name: Patanwadi Wool Jacket by Kalori Collective
Type of product: Hand woven and naturally dyed unisex woolen jacket
Description (story of the item): Made by Vankar Lalji Karman, a weaver from Kutch’s Kotai village, this Unisex Jacket is hand spun and hand woven using Patanwadi sheep wool of south Kutch. A closer look reveals hidden narratives in the design and patterning that depicts scenes from a local mythological story of how Asia's largest grassland, Banni, was formed.
This in turn, helps create a cohesive value chain right from the Patanwadi sheep to its breeding and herding to the shearing, weaving, spinning and dyeing, all of which tie together various artisanal communities.
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.
About Kala Cotton: Kutch’s indigenous Kala Cotton is by default organic because it does not require any chemical-based pesticides or fertilizers. It is a purely rain-fed crop that has a high tolerance for both disease and pests.
Measurements/size: Free size