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Stories of Ancestors Sweatshirt (Natural White)

Stories of Ancestors Sweatshirt (Natural White)

Fit - Unisex & Oversized Fabric - Medium stretch Cotton jersey with Fleece underlining Color - Natural White Sleeve - Long with rib cuff Hem - stretchable rib Care - Dry Clean Only
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, and stitched by the highly skilled garment workers and seamtresses of 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 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 size S-M. Note that the sample worn here has a stain in the bottom front, it’s not a design element and won’t be on any of our selling pieces. We styled the Stories of Ancestors sweatshirt with our most treasured vintage pieces that we have collected through out the world over the last four years. Kripali wearing the sweatshirt with a vintage Lacrosse plaid trousers from the 80's and Elton wears it over a hand printed floral shorts by one of our favourite designers, Amesh  🧚🏾 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 color variations in the pieces as each of them is one of a kind and handmade🌸

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