A choli as beautiful and mystical as the magical bird and star-studded Rakkodi ornament that elevates this unique design.
NOTE: Sari is model's own and is not for sale.
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.
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.
We share our standard size chart for all our products 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 for Fabrics:
- 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.
Care for all other Materials:
- Preferably always gentle clean with a dry wipe.
- Do not soak in water.
- Never use detergents or chemicals on the painting/screen printing.
The Gandaberunda is a two-headed mythological bird believed to possess immense magical strength. It was the emblem of the erstwhile Kingdom of Mysore under the Wodeyar kings, and after India attained independence, it was retained by Mysore state as its emblem. That state was enlarged in 1956 and renamed Karnataka in 1973, and the Gandabherunda continues to be the official state emblem of Karnataka. It is used as the official emblem of the Karnataka state government because it is a symbol of strength. It is believed to be capable of fighting the forces of destruction. It appears as an intricately carved sculpture motif in Hindu temples.
Rakkodi is an ornament worn on the hair or a jooda around which flowers are arranged. Typically made in kemp stones it is worn by brides or dancers & now it is a contemporary fashion accessory too.
Now imagine the Gandaberunda motif on a Rakkodi 🤔
Presenting the royal “Rakkodi” choli in Velvet.
We have designed the Gandaberunda as a Rakkodi fully handmade with ari, red & green stones & pearls to make it look as close to the original kemp stone version & the result is a stunning work of exemplary art.
Choli can be made sleeveless or with sleeves.
The Rakkodi design is set in deep bottle green velvet. Can also be made available in wine red, magenta, midnight blue or black shades of velvet.
Matches with most dressy saris be it Kanjivaram or Benaresi or Paithani or just about any weave/fabric.
Sizes: The choli comes in standard ready to wear sizes 34 to 48 with a 2 inch margin inside for alterations.
Custom sizes are possible at an extra cost. Provided upon request.
Delivery: This limited edition choli will be dispatched within 14-21 working days of confirmed order with payment.