100 percent handwoven, this Jamewar Benarasi, is a rare among its creed, to say the least. Our Jamewar ‘Karam’, is inspired by the life of Maharani Sita Devi of Kapurthala, the wife of Maharaja Jagajit Singh. Endearingly called ‘Karam’, Sita Devi was a true blue feminist, way ahead of her times. Be it coaxing her king to educate herself in 5 European languages, or donning her sartorial fashion choices, wearing nothing less than cartier or arpel, Sita Devi was even covered by Vogue, Paris! This intricate Jamewar and beautiful pure Benarasi floral loom weave, is extremely delicate and eloquently dazzling in its capacity. While the shot tone colour scheme of pink, green blue and gold of the saree is a woven analogy of regalia that Sita Devi belonged to, its arduous meenakari floral design is metaphorical of the queen’s lustrous femininity. Moreover, the over all pastel colour scheme of the mughal paisleys inexplicably gives out a prisian aura, symbolic of the Maharani’s innate affinity for the city! Royal, chic and topnotch, Karam, without qualms would be a sui generis addition to your saree wardrobe : an heirloom piece, perfect to be passed on from this generation to the next.
Karam : Living in the pompous Paris for 18 years now, her indian roots were almost reduced to a faint dream. Karam seldom regretted that too! What had her roots given her anyway? To begin with, she had never fit the frame of the Indian ideals. The idiosyncratic artisan in her was reduced to being outlandish and sometimes scandalous too. She however ushered in Paris, like a breath of fresh air. As a designer, the city embraced her artisanal fashion with inexplicable exuberance. Paris and her was almost a perfect marriage.
However like any other ingenious visionary, hits their saturation at a certain point, from where they either rise or head for doom, it was the same for Karam. During such a profuse period of creative block, at the precipice of giving up, Karam was desperate for inspiration. One fine day, flipping through the old photo album, Karam came across a beautiful photograph of her mother in a mesmerising meenakari Jamewar. In no time, the seemingly ethereal creative block, seem to diminish right away. Dusting off the the scruples of dust on her sketch book, Karam had before her an entire collection, sketched in an hour. Whilst in her interview with the biggest international medias, for the superfluous collection she had launched, one of the biggest feathers in her hat, Karam proudly said “Your roots are something you can never escape from. It will forever be your biggest strength, anchoring you throughout life, even if you have dismissed it. It’s almost an unconditional amour. I learned this creating my collection, ‘Jamewar Saree Gowns’! “
whenever you drape yourself in a #mitanghosh Benarasi, you commemorate the relentless effort of the indigenous artisans who toil for endless hours behind creating these masterpieces. #mitanghosh sarees are an ode to their effort. You would definitely want to take good care of them!
The saree requires:
1. Dry clean only
2. Less or no contact with liquid, especially perfume.
3. To be stored in a cool, dry place, with you often interchanging the folds.