Tagore's beautiful poem is the inspiration for "champa" & the beautiful koli womenfolk on khun are perennial inspiration for all things beautiful.
NOTE: Sari is model's own and is not for sale.
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The Champa Flower
by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore
Supposing I became a champa flower, just for fun, and grew on a branch high up that tree, and shook in the wind with laughter and danced upon the newly budded leaves, would you know me, mother?
You would call, "Baby, where are you?" and I should laugh to myself and keep quite quiet.
I should slyly open my petals and watch you at your work.
When after your bath, with wet hair spread on your shoulders, you walked through the shadow of the champa tree to the little court where you say your prayers, you would notice the scent of the flower, but not know that it came from me.
When after the midday meal you sat at the window reading Ramayana, and the tree's shadow fell over your hair and your lap, I should fling my wee little shadow on to the page of your book, just where you were reading.
But would you guess that it was the tiny shadow of your little child?
When in the evening you went to the cow-shed with the lighted lamp in your hand, I should suddenly drop on to the earth again and be your own baby once more, and beg you to tell me a story.
"Where have you been, you naughty child?"
"I won't tell you, mother." That's what you and I would say then.
A playful poem from Tagore’s classic book “The Crescent Moon” an inspiration for this Champa Choli
Chaaphaa in Marathi, Chenbakam in Tamil, Chenbagam in Malyalam, Shornochampa in Bengali, Cempaka or Sampangi in Telgu and Sampige in Kannada; a Champa by any name would smell as sweet.
Presenting “Champa”; a fully handpainted face of a beautiful Koli woman dressed in her finery & later highlighted with embroidery for added impact. The typical jewellery & Champa flower is painstakingly detailed & exquisite.
The border of the Khun has been beautifully pleated on the sleeves for added glam quotient.
Material: Guledgudd Khun or Khuna.
Model is wearing an ink blue with pink Khun.
This can also be made in classic Green & Red Khun or Black & Maroon Khun. See pics for all 3 color options.
Please note that colours and tones shown here are as close to the original as possible. Small variations may occur due to light, individual screen peculiarities or resolution.
Free shipping anywhere in India. International shipping will be charged on actuals.
Sizes: The choli comes in standard ready to wear sizes 34 to 48 with a 2 inch margin inside for alterations.
Delivery: This limited edition choli will be dispatched within 3-4 weeks of confirmed order with payment.