Textiles we do
HANDSPUN & HANDWOVEN
Handspun cotton is a hand-woven natural fiber cloth originating from eastern regions of the Indian subcontinent. Handspun and handwoven cotton (Khadi), also known as khaddar. It is usually referred to as a rough-textured fabric.The cloth is usually woven from cotton and may also include silk or wool, which are all spun into yarn on a spinning wheel called a charkha. It is a versatile fabric, cool in summer and warm in winter.
Jaipur is the land of the art of wooden hand block printing and it was always an inspiration. This is where Lotus Veda started and is still doing a lot with this technique of printing.We mostly work with wooden blocks. Wood has behavioral properties. As block, the wood is much softer and porous and hence picks the color in a better way. For outlines, it's always sharper if we use metal blocks.
natural dyeing & printing
Lotus Veda has been working with the traditional process of hand block printing and dyeing with natural organic colors for around 10 years now.
Indigos, henna, sappanwood, madder, pomegranate, turmeric, weld, logwood are few natural colors we have been working with.
Southern parts of India have been a pioneer in weaving cotton fabrics. Lotus Veda has an opportunity to work with a lot of master weavers from south India in handloom and also small power looms. South cottons are the most strong and durable cotton made. Dobbies / yarn dyes / twisted yarns / chambreys /mangalgiris are few fabrics we have been working since a long time.
Jamdani is a handloom woven fabric made of cotton, which was historically referred to as muslin. The Jamdani weaving tradition is of Bengali origin. It is one of the most time and labor-intensive forms of handloom weaving, and is considered one of the finest varieties of muslin and the most artistic textile of Bangladeshi weavers. Traditionally woven around Dhaka and now in West Bengal and created on the loom brocade, jamdani is rich in motifs.
Originating in Kutch, ‘Kala’ cotton is the original pure cotton, ‘old world’ cotton of India. The encouraging production of cotton and its initiative helps sustainable textile production, while also preserving agriculture and artisanal livelihoods in the region of Kutch. Organic cotton is generally defined as cotton that is grown organically in subtropical countries.