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Khesh

Most of the designs you wear from Prathaa has a story and here's your Khesh story ...

In February 2017, team Prathaa decided to travel to Shantiniketan in West Bengal’s Birbhum district. It’s in the small town of Bolpur. It was here that Rabindranath Tagore established the Visva-Bharati University to promote a more liberated form of education. That’s how Shantiniketan became the seat of art and culture.

The objective of our visit was an in-depth study of the various forms of weaves. We spent over a week with the weavers and artisans - lived and shared their lives. Inspired and motivated by their hard work and artistry, the team got involved in the creation process too…

It was in Birbhum we stumbled upon Khesh weaving - a tradition which has been practiced for years. The weaving technique essentially involves tearing old sarees into thin strips - the warp has the new thread and the weft uses the thin strips of sarees. The weavers collect cotton sarees and it is the women who patiently tear the sari into multiple long strips. It is up to the weaver to match the warp with the weft and create designs. The beauty of a Khesh fabric is that the colour of the recycled weft fabric keeps changing, sometimes even within a single meter of fabric and that precisely is the uniqueness of this fabric. These handloom cotton fabrics are hand woven and the asymmetry/ irregularities in the weaves makes them exclusive.

Dress - Royal Blue Khesh Maxi Dress - Prathaa
Rs. 2,790.00
Key Features : Upcycled Fabric Patchwork Regular Fit Description : This vibrant blue maxi dress is made from Khesh, an upcycled fabric. The silhouette of the dress is mermaid cut. The pattern has a playful array of stripes. The Khesh weaving has warp in a new yarn and weft is with strips of thin cloth obtained by tearing old sarees length wise. Styling tip : Style this dress with white sneakers and dress it up jewelry. Specifications :           Fabric 100% Cotton Color Royal Blue Neck V-Neck Sleeve Type Sleeveless Sleeve Length - Garment Type Mermaid Dress Garment Length 50’’ Closure - Fit Regular Fit Pattern Stripes Season All Season Occasion Casual             Model Stats: Model is wearing size S
Key Features : Upcycled Fabric Patchwork Regular Fit Description : This vibrant blue maxi dress is made from Khesh, an...
Dress - Maroon and Black Khesh Dress - Prathaa
Rs. 3,090.00
Key Features : Upcycled Fabric Patchwork Regular Fit Description : This Khesh dress has the most perfect casual boho theme. It is made of Maroon and Black Khesh. It is gathered at the yoke. The dress is embellished with buttons and beaded brooches. This dress has been made keeping in mind the Patchwork story. Styling tip : Style this dress with boots. Accessorize it with wooden bracelets and earrings. Specifications :           Fabric 100% Cotton Color Maroon and Black Neck Spaghetti Sleeve Type Sleeveless Sleeve Length - Garment Type Gathered Dress Garment Length 38’’ Closure - Fit Regular Fit Pattern Stripes Season All Season Occasion Casual             Model Stats: Model is wearing size S
Key Features : Upcycled Fabric Patchwork Regular Fit Description : This Khesh dress has the most perfect casual boho theme....
Top - Orange Kaftan Top with Indigo Hand Block - Prathaa
Rs. 2,790.00
Key Features : Upcycled Fabric Patchwork Regular Fit Description : This Kaftan can be teamed in unique styles and can also be layered over a number of garments. A hand block indigo border extends from the neckline and also trails along the asymmetric hemline. Subtle piping and borders add more detailing to the garment. This garment has been made keeping in mind the idea of textile recycling. Styling tip : Style this garment over a turtle neck long sleeves top and a knee length pencil skirt. Accessorize it long dangles and comfortable footwear. Specifications :           Fabric 100% Cotton Color Orange Neck V-Neck Sleeve Type Long Sleeves Sleeve Length - Garment Type Kaftan Garment Length 30’’ Closure - Fit Regular Fit Pattern Stripes Season All Season Occasion Casual             Model Stats: Model is wearing size S
Key Features : Upcycled Fabric Patchwork Regular Fit Description : This Kaftan can be teamed in unique styles and can...
Tunic - Tri Color Long Kaftan - Prathaa
Rs. 3,690.00
Key Features : Upcycled Fabric Patchwork Loose Fit Description : This color block kaftan is vivid and lively. It can be teamed effortlessly as an easy layer over any garment. It falls loose from the shoulders to the calf. The kaftan has an indigo hand block border extending from the neck and subtle piping and border detailing in mango yellow and royal blue. The kaftan has been made keeping in mind the concept of Textile Recycling.   Styling tip : Style this garment over a body con dress. Secure it with a waist belt for styling and comfort. Dress it up with jewelry and boho sandals for a distinct ensemble. Specifications :           Fabric 100% Cotton Color Orange Neck V-Neck Sleeve Type Three Quarter Sleeve Length - Garment Type Loose Kaftan Garment Length 42’’ Closure - Fit Loose Fit Pattern Stripes Season All Season Occasion Casual             Model Stats: Model is wearing size...
Key Features : Upcycled Fabric Patchwork Loose Fit Description : This color block kaftan is vivid and lively. It can...
Dress - White Shirt Dress With Bindi Motifs and Red Khesh Slip - Prathaa
Rs. 3,890.00
Key Features : Signature Bindi Collection. Jamdani fabric with bindi motif. Regular fit. Description : An A-line shirt dress in white with red bindi motif. This sheer dress comes with a red khesh slip dress to pair it with. Shirt dresses are known to be timeless. This dress is particularly charming because of the translucence of the fabric and the unique elements of this dress that display the 70’s with a twist. Styling tip : Style this dress with sneakers and oversized hoops for a casual look. Specifications :           Fabric Jamdani Cotton Color White and Red Neck Chelsea collar Sleeve Type Sleeveless Sleeve Length - Garment Type Midi dress Garment Length 40’’ Closure Front buttons Fit Regular Pattern Signature bindi motif Season All Seasons Occasion Casual             Model Stats: Model is wearing size S
Key Features : Signature Bindi Collection. Jamdani fabric with bindi motif. Regular fit. Description : An A-line shirt dress in...
Bottom - Black Khesh Maxi Skirt - Prathaa
Rs. 2,090.00
Key Features: This black khesh maxi skirt has vertical stripes that complement the length of the garment. It is versatile and can be worn with ethnic kurtis, regular tops or crop tops. Regular fit. Description: An A-line black maxi khesh skirt with stripes. Regular Fit Specifications:            Fabric Cotton Colour Black Design Skirt Dress Length 40’’ Fit Regular Pattern Stripes Pockets 2 Season All Seasons Occasion Casual   Model Stats: Model is wearing size S
Key Features: This black khesh maxi skirt has vertical stripes that complement the length of the garment. It is versatile...
Bottom - Grey Khesh Dhoti with pink pom-pom border - Prathaa
Rs. 2,490.00
Key Features : A grey khesh stripes dhoti with pink pom-pom lace at the border. This dhoti can be worn with a crop top or a short tunic and with a pair of sneakers. Regular fit Specifications:            Fabric Khadi Colour Off-White Design Flare Dress Length 38’’ Fit Regular Pattern Solid Pockets 1 Season All Seasons Occasion Casual   Model Stats: Model is wearing size S
Key Features : A grey khesh stripes dhoti with pink pom-pom lace at the border. This dhoti can be worn with...
Blouse - Grey and orange khesh box sleeve blouse - Prathaa
Rs. 2,390.00
Key Features: Made from handloom Khesh. Regular fit. Description: A grey and orange blouse with box sleeves and shoulder cutouts. The Khesh weaving technique essentially involves tearing old sarees into thin strips - the warp has the new thread and the weft uses the thin strips of sarees. The beauty of a Khesh fabric is that the colour of the recycled weft fabric keeps changing, sometimes even within a single meter of fabric and that precisely is the uniqueness of this fabric. These handloom cotton fabrics are hand woven and the asymmetry/ irregularities in the weaves makes them exclusive. Styling tip: Style with a solid coloured saree of your choice. Specifications:            Fabric Khesh Colour Orange and Grey Neck Round Neck Sleeve Type Box Sleeves Sleeve Length 10’’ Blouse Length 15’’ Fit Regular Pattern Colour Block Closure Hook and Eye Season All Seasons Occasion Festive / Casual   Model Stats: Model is wearing...
Key Features: Made from handloom Khesh. Regular fit. Description: A grey and orange blouse with box sleeves and shoulder cutouts....
Blouse - Three panel blouse in white, pink and orange khesh - Prathaa
Rs. 2,490.00
Key Features: Made from handloom Khesh. Regular fit. Description: A three panel blouse in three khesh colors. This blouse can be worn in both ways front and back. The Khesh weaving technique essentially involves tearing old sarees into thin strips - the warp has the new thread and the weft uses the thin strips of sarees. The beauty of a Khesh fabric is that the colour of the recycled weft fabric keeps changing, sometimes even within a single meter of fabric and that precisely is the uniqueness of this fabric. These handloom cotton fabrics are hand woven and the asymmetry/ irregularities in the weaves makes them exclusive. Styling tip: Style with a solid or printed saree of your choice. Specifications:            Fabric Khesh Colour White, Pink, Orange Neck Round Neck Sleeve Type Half Sleeves Sleeve Length 10’’ Blouse Length 15’’ Fit Regular Pattern Colour Block Closure Hook and Eye Season All Seasons...
Key Features: Made from handloom Khesh. Regular fit. Description: A three panel blouse in three khesh colors. This blouse can...
Blouse - Pink khesh blouse with grey khesh umbrella sleeves - Prathaa
Rs. 2,490.00
Key Features: Made from handloom Khesh. Regular fit. Description: A pink khesh v-neck blouse with grey khesh umbrella sleeves. The Khesh weaving technique essentially involves tearing old sarees into thin strips - the warp has the new thread and the weft uses the thin strips of sarees. The beauty of a Khesh fabric is that the colour of the recycled weft fabric keeps changing, sometimes even within a single meter of fabric and that precisely is the uniqueness of this fabric. These handloom cotton fabrics are hand woven and the asymmetry/ irregularities in the weaves makes them exclusive. Styling tip: Style with any contrast coloured saree of your choice. Specifications:            Fabric Khesh Colour Pink and Grey Neck V-Neck Sleeve Type Umbrella Sleeves Sleeve Length 10’’ Blouse Length 14’’ Fit Regular Pattern Colour Block Closure Hook and Eye Season All Seasons Occasion Festive / Casual   Model Stats: Model is wearing size S...
Key Features: Made from handloom Khesh. Regular fit. Description: A pink khesh v-neck blouse with grey khesh umbrella sleeves. The...
Blouse - Pink and blue khesh contemporary blouse with red piping - Prathaa
Rs. 2,190.00
Key Features: Made from handloom Khesh. Regular fit. Description: A blue and pink khesh blouse in contemporary style with red piping. The Khesh weaving technique essentially involves tearing old sarees into thin strips - the warp has the new thread and the weft uses the thin strips of sarees. The beauty of a Khesh fabric is that the colour of the recycled weft fabric keeps changing, sometimes even within a single meter of fabric and that precisely is the uniqueness of this fabric. These handloom cotton fabrics are hand woven and the asymmetry/ irregularities in the weaves makes them exclusive. Styling tip: Style with a solid color saree of your choice. Specifications:            Fabric Khesh Colour Blue and Pink Neck Round Neck Sleeve Type Sleeveless Sleeve Length - Blouse Length 14’’ Fit Regular Pattern Multi-Solid Closure Zip Season All Seasons Occasion Festive / Casual   Model Stats: Model is wearing size S
Key Features: Made from handloom Khesh. Regular fit. Description: A blue and pink khesh blouse in contemporary style with red...
Blouse - Yellow khesh blouse with black khesh sleeves border - Prathaa
Rs. 2,390.00
Key Features: Made from handloom Khesh. Regular fit. Description: A yellow khesh blouse with black khesh at the border of the sleeves and a black piping. The Khesh weaving technique essentially involves tearing old sarees into thin strips - the warp has the new thread and the weft uses the thin strips of sarees. The beauty of a Khesh fabric is that the colour of the recycled weft fabric keeps changing, sometimes even within a single meter of fabric and that precisely is the uniqueness of this fabric. These handloom cotton fabrics are hand woven and the asymmetry/ irregularities in the weaves makes them exclusive. Styling tip: Style with any printed or solid saree for an elegant look. Specifications:            Fabric Khesh Colour Yellow and Black Neck Round Neck Sleeve Type Half Sleeves Sleeve Length 10’’ Blouse Length 14’’ Fit Regular Pattern Multi-Solid Closure Hook and Eye Season All Seasons Occasion Festive...
Key Features: Made from handloom Khesh. Regular fit. Description: A yellow khesh blouse with black khesh at the border of...