This MEKHELA SADOR in off-white is 100% handwoven in Paat silk (Mulberry silk). The drape is accentuated with blue, green and pink threadwork and rich golden zari, teamed with a pink blouse-piece. The ends of the Mekhela and of the Sador are accentuated with heavy patterns on pink silk. Perfect for any grand celebration, this Paat silk saree is handcrafted by the rural weavers of Assam in a traditional loom.
Mekhela Sador is the commonly worn traditional attire of the women in Assam, in North-east India. Mekhela Sador’s wearing style resembles a “saree” without being a saree itself. This is a two-piece attire (Mekhela + Sador). “Mekhela” is the long and large cylindrical cloth, resembling a skirt. It is folded into pleats and tucked in at the waist. The pleats are folded to the right unlike the saree pleats which are to the left. “Sador” is a long length of cloth; one end worn from the shoulder, the other end draped around the body and tucked into the waist along with Mekhela.
The domestic Mulberry silk produced in Assam is locally called Paat silk, or Nuni, or Nuni Paat. This variety of Mulberry silkworms feed on the naturally grown white Mulberry plant leaves which is called “Nuni” in Assamese. Paat silk is known for its softness, glossy texture and durability. The raw silk version of Paat silk is locally called “Kesa Paat” which is a delicate fibre and light as a feather. Assam Paat silk has a naturally white or off-white tint. It can be dyed into various vibrant colours to match your creativity and mood.
Length & Width of Mekhela : 2.4 meter & 0.914 meter
Length & Width of Sador : 2.75 meter & 0.965 meter
Fabric : Pure Mulberry Paat Silk
Blouse Piece : Available
Since this is handwoven, there may be slight variations in size. Product colour may slightly vary due to photographic lighting.