I Heart Patchwork Tee
I Heart Patchwork Tee is a unique design from the Nila Studio. Made from cotton jamdani woven with Nila’s bespoke heart motif, the t-shirt brings a contemporary interpretation to the iconic textile.
The tee carries a patchwork design of three versions of the custom 'I Heart' textile, in Shade 0, Shade 3 and Shade 6. A highly specialised jaali or lattice technique has also been used to connect the carefully cut panels of fine jamdani textile. Named after intricate Mughal stonework used in windows, this jaali work gives clothing a sense of lightness and fragility, even though the threadwork is secure and strong. The seams are opened up as much as possible so that each panel of the layered piece appears to float.
The sense of fluidity and ease of this piece is further accentuated by the feather-light jamdani that has been handwoven by highly skilled weavers in Murshidabad, West Bengal. The textile panels in hues of Shade 3 and 6 as well as the thread for the joyful extra weft design have been dyed at natural indigo vats, with meticulous attention paid to each dip to ensure the yarn takes on the colour evenly.
The I Heart Patchwork Tee is a youthful update to a classic Indian textile. Several layers of slow, handmade processes go into creating the t-shirt, making it a piece to be cherished.
Pair it with the Nila Pocket Culottes for an effortlessly elegant on-the-go styling. The t-shirt also has matching ‘I Heart Nila’ pyjamas, should you feel like leaning into a bold patchwork look.
Composition & Care
Pure handwoven cotton jamdani
Hand wash separately in cold water.
Natural indigo is a millennia-old plant dye. The alchemy of earth, water; air, and indigo leaves creates an unpredictable beauty. The rich natural colour of the indigo textile may fade slightly over time, with exposure to direct sunlight.
Domestic: Delivery in 2-3 weeks.
International: Delivery in 3-4 weeks.
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