Khushiram, our fifth generation blockprinting artisan, did his thesis on the Embroidery of India while he was in design school. Inspired by his research, we decided to continue the narrative of the peacock motif from the Meghwal community. It was often worn by Indian kings and the symbol was recognized as a sigil of prestige. Adorned in kantha stitching, the Mayura is a nod to this heritage of luxury.
Wear it as an open cardigan, or button it up as a dress for fancier thrills. Plus, it’s breastfeeding friendly. The wide sleeves wing out for a structural silhouette without compromising on the natural swing and hang of the fabric. Pockets are cleverly sewn to the sides, a hidden detail to keep from any distraction of the maxi’s straight lined shape. The elegant length hits near ankle and comes with side slits that move with the wind. Comes with an optional and matching wrap belt, cinch it around the waist to trade the straight lines for subtle curves. We love wrapping it around twice and knotting it just a little off center for an asymmetrical look. Detailed with an elegant slit-back, it gives a subtle suggestion of a slip of skin - a delicate contrast to its shift fit.
100% medium weight cotton. Selectively bundled and dyed by hand with azo-free dyes, the threads are then handloomed. Colour and weaving variations may occur, as it is a part of its charm.
Wash separately the first few washes to prevent colour runs. After that, machine wash inside-out with similar colours. For best results, handwash cold or use delicate machine wash. Do not tumble dry. Line dry inside-out. Cool iron inside-out.
The weight and feel of the fabric is amazing. The embroidery motifs stand out and gets some good notice from people. Amazing piece.