No two pieces will ever be alike:
We work with Handlooms & all our products are Handcrafted with love by our talented artisans & masters. Since our making process is entirely by hand, slight aberrations in textile, printing, painting, embroidery and sewing are bound to happen and cannot be considered as “damaged.” No two pieces will be alike in anything Handmade & that makes each piece unique.
While we photograph only in natural light and try our best to make sure that the colours shown on our website are accurate, actual colours may vary a little. The precise colour of the product may vary due to colour variability in computers, laptops, screen monitors, mobiles, tablets and or other devices screen peculiarities or resolution. We try to give as many colour choices as possible per design & give you actual product swatches as colour options on our website. Please be aware that we will not be responsible if the colour is not what you expected it to be at the time of purchase. Because all our products are custom made and cannot be returned for reasons of colour, please make sure that you understand that colour variations are possible from our photography of the actual products.
We share our standard size chart for our stitched ready to wear range on our website. All our stitched products come with extra margin & stitches should you need to alter this. We also offer unstitched fabric with artwork appliqued for most of our designs as an option. We stitch as per your unique order that is a combination of Design, Fabric, Colour, Sleeves or Sleeveless so it is a custom made for you & cannot be returned for reasons of wrong size.
- Preferably always dry clean. Or, gentle hand wash in cold water.
- Do not machine wash.
- Do not soak in water.
- Always dry in shade.
- Never use detergents or chemicals on the painting/embroidery/screen printing.
- Always iron the painting/embroidery/screen printing inside out.
Kani Kaanum neram...
“Kanikkonna” ( Botanical name:Cassia Fistula) like a golden shower is in full bloom during “Vishu” the harvest festival of Kerala. The cascading golden yellow bunch of flowers is a symbol of prosperity for the people of Kerala.
Konna Poovu ( Poovu - poo – meaning flower) is an indispensable component of Vishukkani – the auspicious first sight (the first thing to see) on the new year’s day break (Other components being gold, fresh vegetables, fruits, rice from the harvest and what ever you consider precious and essential). Vishu normally falls on 14th of April which coincides with this annual flower bloom.
There is an interesting legend behind the origin & importance of the Kanikonna. There are versions of this story we all heard growing up but this in essence is the gist. A little boy in a village in Kerala grew up enthralled with stories of Lord Krishna & worshipped him with a pure heart hoping to see him some day. And, lo & behold, Lord Krishna granted him an audience moved by his devotion. Krishna also untied his golden waist chain, “Aranjanam” and gifted it to the little boy. Next day, when the temple doors opened, the Lord’s “Aranjanam” was missing. The news about the theft spread everywhere. The boy’s mother was livid as she thought he had stolen it. She threw the “Aranjanam” which landed on top of a tree. The tree developed golden yellow flowers and the Kanikonna flower was born.
Let our “Kanikonna” be your first sighting this new year!
In 4 exquisite options this choli has the Kanikonna in full bloom on the right shoulder, sleeve & bust area of the choli. Delicate embroidery of the golden yellow flower on a cotton Kasavu, Deep Maroon, Royal Blue or Deep Violet raw silk. Colors may appear slightly different in a picture. A perfect match for a Kasavu sari or mundum-neriyathum or just about any sari you choose to wear this Vishu.
Sizes: The choli comes in standard ready to wear sizes 34 to 48 with a 2 inch margin inside for alterations.
Custom sizes are possible at an extra cost. Provided upon request.