The Original Apasara Choli

Choli
₹ 3,500.00

This timeless Lavani (लावणी) from Natarang (नटरंग) is sheer poetry. An attempt to capture this poetry on a choli.

NOTE: Sari is model's own and is not for sale.

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₹ 3,500.00
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.

Colour Variations:
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.

Size:
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.

Care instructions
- 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.


अप्सरा आली इंद्रपुरीतुन खाली...

कोमल काया कि मोहमाया पुनवचांदनं न्हाली
सोन्यात सजले रूप्यात भिजले रत्‍नप्रभा तनू ल्याली
ही नटली थटली जशी उमटली चांदणी रंगमहाली
मी यौवन बिजली पाहून थिजली इंद्रसभा भवताली

(My soft skin is enchanting
I’m bathed in moonlight
Bedecked in gold, drenched in silver
I have worn the shimmer of rubies.
I’m dressed up
Looking like moonlight has descended on the stage
I’m a thunderbolt
that has struck the entire court of Indra)

अप्सरा आली इंद्रपुरीतुन खाली
पसरली लाली रत्‍नप्रभा तनु ल्याली
ती हसली गाली चांदनी रंगमहाली
अप्सरा आली पुनवचांदनं न्हाली

(Here comes the nymph, straight from the heavens
Her presence has lit up the earth
Her moonlit smile has brightened
Here comes the nymph bathed in moonlight)

छबिदार सुरत देखणी जणु हिरकणी नार गुलजार
सांगते उमर कंचुकी बापुडी मुकी सोसते भार
शेलटी खुणावे कटि तशी हनुवटी, नयन तलवार

(My face is so beautiful, I’m a priceless diamond, I’m a rose in full bloom.
My blouse (kanchuki), the silent sufferer
complains about the heavy burden it has to bear
my tiny waistline beckons you
as does my chin, and my lethal eyes)

ही रति मदभरली दाजी
ठिनगी शिनगाराची
कस्तुरी दरवळली दाजी झुळुक ही वार्‍याची

(she’s the intoxicating goddess of love, dear sir
she’s the very spark of passion
the fact that her fragrance has intoxicated the air is the wind’s fault, not hers)

ही नटली थटली जशी उमटली चांदणी रंगमहाली
मी यौवन बिजली पाहुन थिजली इंद्रसभा भवताली

अप्सरा आली इंद्रपुरीतुन खाली
पसरली लाली रत्‍नप्रभा तनु ल्याली
ती हसली गाली चांदनी रंगमहाली
अप्सरा आली पुनवचांदनं न्हाली

This timeless Lavani (लावणी) from Natarang (नटरंग) is sheer poetry. An attempt to capture this poetry on a choli.

Presenting the Apsara choli
An elaborately embroidered Nath with Pearl, ruby & gold detailing so the Apsara in you is truly “सोन्यात सजले रूप्यात भिजले रत्‍नप्रभा तनू ल्याली...”

Material : Handloom Khun or Khuna the staple fabric from Guledgudd that is common in the sugar belt of Maharashtra & North Karnataka; with lining.

Colors may appear slightly different in a picture

Pattern: Fitted. High neck. Deep & broad neck in the front. Typical Khun borders centre of the sleeve for some drama. An elaborate embroidered Nath चोली के पीछे.

Pairing: You are only limited by your own imagination. The model has paired this choli with a traditional Odisha Berhampuri patta. You can pair this with a traditional Kasavu for Vishu or a Kanjivaram pattu for Tamizh Puthandu or a classic Bengal cotton for Boisakh or a Benaresi for Baisakhi. Traditional or trendy sari, daytime or evening wear sari, corporate or party wear sari...go on play with your imagination.

Sizes: comes in standard ready to wear blouse sizes 34 - 48 with a 2 inch margin inside for alterations.

Delivery: Will be dispatched within 10-14 working days of confirmed order with payment.


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