Southloom™ Handloom Unakkupaav Kasavu and Blue Kara Mundum Neriyathum Single (Set Mundu)
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Fabric : Naturally Processed Cotton (Unakkupaav). No Chemical starches are used in the processing the fabric of this product. The threads used to weave this product was hand starched and sun-dried which itself is an artistic process. Once this work is completed, the threads are installed on the loom by hand one at a time. Then begins the weaving process which approximately takes 2 to 5 days time, depending on the complexity of the designs. That is what makes this product special and exquisite, in comparison.
Mundum Neriyathum (or Set Mund) is the traditional clothing of women in Kerala, South India. It is the oldest remnant of the ancient form of the saree which covered only the lower part of the body. In the mundum neriyathum, the most basic traditional piece is the mundu or lower garment which is the ancient form of the saree denoted in Malayalam as 'Thuni' (meaning cloth), while the neriyathu forms the upper garment the mundu. The mundum neryathum consists of two pieces of cloth, and could be worn in either the traditional style with the neriyathu tucked inside the blouse, or in the modern style with the neriyathu worn over the left shoulder.
This Southloom Handloom Mundum Neriyathum was handcrafted to perfection using the finest quality cotton and the best half fine Kasavu.
This is an authentic Southloom branded Handloom Set Mund woven by one of our master weavers. The village has been renowned throughout centuries for the fine pieces of traditional attire that it churns out.
Every piece of Southloom clothing has the signature of the artisan woven into it. It takes days of expertise to create this perfect handloom.
The cotton used in this product is naturally processed with rice starch before being woven into clothing by the weaver herself / himself. No animal fat or artificial chemicals are used in the process.
Through every purchase of this Southloom Handloom product you are supporting the livelihood and empowerment of several Handloom weavers from villages across Kerala!
Fabric : Naturally processed Cotton
Includes top piece and bottom piece