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Stories of Ancestors Sweatshirt (Black)

Stories of Ancestors Sweatshirt (Black)

Fit - Unisex & Oversized Fabric - Medium stretch Cotton jersey with Fleece underlining Color - Black Sleeve - Long with rib cuff Hem - Stretchable rib Care - Refer to Kasuti care
Regular price ₹32,300
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A Return to our Roots - Natural Cotton Sweatshirt 
A Return to our Roots is an effort at embracing our land, protecting our ancestral skills, and going back to Mother Earth. The collection consists of wearable art pieces that aims to highlight the prominent crafts and skills of North Karnataka, as an ode to our roots, our hometown  🌼

Consciously created oversized sweatshirt with hand embroidered Kasuti motifs that celebrates an ancient art form that dates back to the 6th century native to North Karnataka 🛖🌞  

A product of Love - the Stories of our ancestors sweatshirt was created as an effort to embrace our land, protect our ancestral skills and go back to Mother Earth 🌍 The embroidery was co-created with artisans in Dharwad, our hometown in North Karnataka, crafted with the women of Sakhi Saphalya, a non- profit that works in partnership with skilled women from neighbouring villages to empower them with the Kasuti craft. The sweatshirt is lovingly made by our friends at Oshadi Collective, using purely organic Cotton jersey fabric, dyed in black using natural pigments and stitched by the highly skilled workers from Erode, Tamil Nadu 🌸
We designed this sweatshirt to be embraced by everybody keeping it gender-neutral and season-less🌻⛅️The fabric adapts to all weather types, with a fleece underlining to absorb moisture, making it your favourite piece all through the year ☀️✨The garment naturally falls to appeal many body types made of cotton so gentle on the skin 🕊️ 

The sweatshirt holds an embroidery so ancient that has been using 6th century old embroidery motifs 🌞 As we revive the art of Kasuti, we wanted our collection pieces to celebrate these motifs (butta) that described the everyday lives of our ancestors from North Karnataka 🥀 The sweatshirt playfully takes us on a Kasuti journey reminding us of a time in Dharwad where peacocks roamed in our backyards, and the sky covered with trees 🧚🏾‍♀️🌷 It also has other imagery like a festive elephant, deers grazing a tree, a tulsi katti (pedestal), lanterns that we hung outside our homes, parrots and peacocks 🦚 ✨ All telling a story of our roots, our homeland, and our childhood ✨🦋 
We had to consciously create these pieces to enhance and uphold the unique individual quality each piece carries. Because it’s done by hand and how every artisan has her own story woven into what she stitches, which makes it a clothing to treasure 🌺🪡

Model is wearing S-M. We styled the Stories of Ancestors black sweatshirt with our most treasured vintage pieces that we have collected through out the world over the last four years. Rupal  wearing a Lacrosse plaid pants from the 80's, Kripali wearing it with a vintage midi skirt from the 60's, while Elton paired with with an oversized denim trouser by one of our favourite designers, I am Isigo  🧚🏾 Jewels by Ziddi ✨

Our artisans tirelessly work to create hand told embroidery on our sweatshirts 🧚🏾 Kindly allow them a minimum of 30 days for us to make your very special work of art You might find slight colour variations in the pieces as each of them is one a kind and handmade🌸

Made by No Borders in-house 🌷

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