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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 - 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...
Top - 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....
Top - 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...
Top - 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...
Top - 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...
Top - 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...
Top - Black and white panel sleeveless blouse - Prathaa
Rs. 2,190.00
Key Features: Made from handloom Khesh. Regular fit. Description: A black and white panel sleeveless blouse. 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 this blouse with a contrasting saree for a chic look. Specifications:            Fabric Khesh Colour Black and White Neck V-Neck Sleeve Type Sleeveless Sleeve Length - Blouse Length 15’’ 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 black and white panel sleeveless blouse. The Khesh weaving technique...
Top - Red khesh overlap blouse with jacket collar - Prathaa
Rs. 2,490.00
Key Features: Made from handloom Khesh. Regular fit. Description: A red khesh blouse with overlap jacket style collar. 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 this blouse with a printed saree or any saree of your choice. Specifications:            Fabric Khesh Colour Red Neck Collared Sleeve Type Sleeveless Sleeve Length - Blouse Length 14’’ Fit Regular Pattern 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 red khesh blouse with overlap jacket style collar. The Khesh...
Top - Black and red panel sleeveless blouse - Prathaa
Rs. 2,290.00
Key Features: Made from handloom Khesh. Regular fit. Description: A red and black khesh blouse in half and half pattern. 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 this blouse with any saree of your choice. Specifications:            Fabric Khesh Colour Red and Black Neck Crew Neck Sleeve Type Sleeveless Sleeve Length - Blouse Length 14’’ Fit Regular Pattern Panelled blouse 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 red and black khesh blouse in half and half pattern....
Top - Black khesh sleeveless blouse - Prathaa
Rs. 2,190.00
Key Features: Made from handloom Khesh. Regular fit. Description: A black khesh sleeveless blouse with side zip opening. 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 this blouse with a colour block or printed sareeof your choice Specifications:            Fabric Khesh Colour Black Neck Round Neck Sleeve Type Sleeveless Sleeve Length - Blouse Length 14’’ Fit Regular Pattern 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 black khesh sleeveless blouse with side zip opening. The Khesh...