Umber & Ochre
Kabir Shirt in Potai
Our Kabir (meaning, The Great) shirt is a classic button-up shirt made for everyday wear. A wardrobe staple, its handwoven and naturally dyed fabric lends itself to a relaxed look and feel. We used a selvage edge finish throughout which enhances its uniqueness and durability.
With a standard fit, an updated spread collar, and hand-carved buttons. We used a selvedge edge finish throughout which enhances its uniqueness and durability. For selvedge lovers, this shirt is a real treat. From the outside, the shirt looks the same, but we re-engineered its interior to enhance the use of a selvedge finish throughout. Cleverly designed, the back pleat now highlights the selvedge as well as the inner cuff panels, button placket, and side seam gussets. The subtle selvedge use and considered bone button hardware enhance the overall style.
MATERIALS + PROCESS
Produced using sustainable practices that help improve the livelihoods and welfare of our artisan community makers and reduce the impact on the environment.
Masterfully handwoven on a traditional foot pedal loom that creates a unique and unmatched texture from its hand-spun yarns. It's unique 'Potai' pattern is achieved using a technique that results in a brushed marble-like print. A paste is made of pomegranate peel, turmeric, and sesame oil. The artisan applies the paste on the cloth using a piece of woven cloth using broad strokes. When the application is complete, the fabric is then dried and dipped in a solution to set the dye.
- 100% Handwoven cotton
- Standard fit- Single rounded chest pocket
- Spread collar
- Round bottom hem with side slit gusset detail- Real bone buttons- Single needle stitching with hand rolled seams- Selvedge edge of fabric utilized on the center back seam, inside front plackets, and side gussets- Locker loops on inset into back yoke seam- Hand finished and closed seams
Produced in a limited run with exclusive handcrafted fabrics. Due to the natural dyeing process, there may be slight variations in color. It is advisable to wash this garment separately by hand and line dry in indirect sunlight to preserve the integrity of the garment.