our MIRTH loyalists love a swingy top that hits just above the hips, so we brought back this shape in our latest super soft jamdani fabric. this version comes in more sizes for better fit.
jamdani is a special form of handloom weaving, known for its "light as air" feel. it is woven in the homes of highly skilled weavers tiny villages in west bengal, outside of the city of kolkata. this is a special fabric native only to this region. weavers create the mitofs in the fabric, or "buti," using needle and thread while the fabric itself is being woven on the handloom. every part of the process takes place locally and without the aid of electricity. as the motifs are woven by sight, each one varies a bit and varies weaver to weaver. your purchase is helping keep this heritage craft alive and gives crucial work to weavers and their families.