Khesh is a new kind of designer saree made with some old sarees in a new concept. Basically originating from Birbhum district of West Bengal, it is now available to the all the places of Bengal.
Because of the tradition of Khesh weaving in Birbhum in the last many years, a market for old sarees has come up in some nominated places of Birbhum. The Weavers bought old saress in bulk or else they have their own suppliers who collect old saress from the village and wash them ready to sell. Many other weavers depend on householders to give them sarees in return of something essential households items.
The Khesh weaving process is simple. The warp is with new yarn and the weft is with strips of thin cloth obtained by tearing old sarees length wise. First a old saree is picked, washed, cleaned. Then the saree or the cloth is separated thread by thread and then kept along with the other yarn kept for to weave a new saree. As the new saree is being weaved the old pieces are picked up randomly and it makes a beautiful design. Its given a symmetry. Then the sarees are given touch of either fabric paints or applique to make it more appealing. It is total handloom saree and 100% cotton. It is ideal for daily use. It can be home washed.
It is hereby mention that the old sarees have to be of cotton in order that they tear easily. Experiments using synthetic sarees have also been undertaken, since the propensity to wear synthetic sarees is on the rise even in villages. But the problem with synthetic sarees is that they cannot be torn by hand and have to be cut by scissors. This increases the time for this process and therefore the cost.
Art Hut also brought some colorful and gorgeous design in Khesh based on Tant in vibrant colour and design. it is best sarees in Summer to wear and ladies get more pleasure wearing this saree in this scorching heat. Need your feedback regarding our collections of Khesh.
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