Based in Mulund, Mumbai, is a housewife who is trying her level best to be independent since last 6 years. She sells her products in Grahak Peth (local exhibitions) and to her family and friends. One of the first to join the FLEAGORA community, is very excited to bring the Khunn tradition to the world.
Batwa is a version of Potli bag, which has been used from the Vedic periods in Hindu releigion.
This Batwa is a traditional Maharashtrian purse, made of Khun material.
Khun, originally a blouse piece material comes in combinations of silk and cotton, polyester and cotton and artificial silk and cotton. There is no whereabout of its origin, but currently it is being weaved in a vibrant town of Northern Karnataka, named Guledgudda. This material is more than 200 years old and was earlier part of the wardrobes of the rich and royals of Maharashtra and parts of Karnataka. What makes Khun unique is that it is the only fabric which is primarily made only for saree blouses, hence the original width of the fabric is 31 inches, although now weavers have increased the width to one meter. Khun is moving away from the rich and famous to the common people that bring them a different aesthetics.
This elegant material has been used to make the Batwa that provides a very traditional and graceful look. It has a handle to hang it with and a silver colored string to lock it. It can be used to keep valuables and carry it along. Comes in various colours and combination of border. Buy one matching for each of sarees or dress color.