Gaja Gaamini choli
When art meets dance, the result is a beautifully crafted choli with adorable handpainted baby elephants along the neckline and elephant-themed tassles.
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.
Tu hai man mohini
Chanchal si komal si
Tu hi to hai gagan
Tu hi hai dharti
Ang ang tere samai srishti
Tu hi bhor tu hi yamini
Tu hai man mohini...
The celebrated painter M.F. Hussain dedicated a film गजगामिनी or Gaja Gaamini (one with a graceful walk like an elephant) to his favorite muse Madhuri Dixit an inspiration for artists & as an ode to womanhood.
अबnoरmal celebrates beauty, women power & eternal grace in our inimitable ishtyle using the traditional Madhubani artform.
Madhubani art (or Mithila painting) is practiced in the Madhubani district of Mithila region of Bihar. This painting is done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens,matchsticks etc using natural dyes and pigments and is characterised by eye-catching geometrical patterns. This painting as a form of wall art from the paste of powdered rice was practiced widely throughout the region; the more recent development of painting on paper and canvas mainly originated among the villages around Madhubani, and it is these latter developments that led to the name Madhubani art being used alongside the name "Mithila Painting."
Madhubani painting has been accorded the coveted GI (Geographical Indication) status.
Madhubani paintings mostly depict humans & their association with nature and the scenes & deities from the ancient epics. Natural objects like the sun, the moon, and religious plants like tulsi are also widely painted, along with scenes from the royal court and social events like weddings.
Presenting the “Gaja Gaamini” choli where we have tried to recreate the magic of hand painted Madhubani art paintings portraying elephants splashing water. A simple rangoli pattern around back neck & sleeves & Tassles that have cute hand painted wooden elephants & pompoms completes this cute choli. True to the original art form we have painted the figures in white mimicking the rice paste on black cotton.
Material: Pure cotton in Black color. Colors may appear slightly different in a picture.
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.