Ghicha Tussar Banarasi Silk Hand Painted Lotus Pichwai Saree
Ghicha is the silken yarn obtained from cocoon which do not get included in the routine process of reeling in of tussar silk directly from the cocoon. This yarn is generally used as blend material with pure silk fabric or katia silk or pure cotton fabric.
Fabric: Pure Ghhicha Tussar Silk
Craft : Hand Painted Pichwai
Pichwai is created to depict the story of Shrinathji, another form of Lord Krishna holding the Govardhan hill. There is a beguiling history attached to the story. The dwellers of Vrindavan faced Lord Indra's (Lord of heaven) anger in the form of heavy thunderstorms and rains. Henceforth Lord Krishna came to the rescue. He lifted the Govardhan Hill also called Govardhan Parvat on his little finger. Lord Krishna lifted the hill named Govardhan on his little finger and all the people of Vrindavan took sanctuary under the hill. Thereafter Lord Indra realized his mistake and stopped the tribulation. People since that time have been worshiping Govardhan Hill.
Originally Pichwai was painted on the handspun starched cotton fabric. The artisans would then sketch the art on that starched cloth. Then the decorative and beautiful images were created. The images were then ready to be painted with completely organic and natural colors, paints and even natural brushes.
Note- There may be slight color variations due to photographic reasons.
This is a hand-woven product and any irregularities in the weaving or pattern should not be taken as a defect. These irregularities make every handloom piece unique.