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“The Laal Jaba Ikat Saree “ designed by textile designer Anupriya Mridha, co-founder Vani Vrtti.
Our inspiration from the auspicious ‘Mahakali Hibiscus Garland’ is represented on a Saree through the most ancient technique of Ikat Craft.
𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 ©️ 𝗩𝗮𝗻𝗶 𝗩𝗿𝘁𝘁𝗶
𝗔𝗻𝘆 𝘂𝗻𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘂𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵 𝗮𝗺𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘃𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗜𝗣 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀.
~ Its Inspiration and Symbolism ~
During Diwali/Kali puja we honor the goddess Kali by offering Rakta Chandan (Red Sandalwood) and Laal Jaba Phool (Red Hibiscus Flower). Goddess Kali is often referred to as divine mother or Maa Kali, a destroyer of evil. She is the 'Shakti' the embodiment of strength.
The Goddess Kali epitomizes fierceness and the flower that depicts this beautifully is a ‘Red Hibiscus’. The shape of the flower symbolizes the goddess’s tongue and the vibrant red color depicts Kali Maa’s fierceness.
In West Bengal, ''goddess is adorned with 108 Jaba flowers garland around her neck during Kali puja in Diwali’'.
Hibiscus flowers are the symbol of the cosmic womb of Mahakali.
The “Laal Jaba” Saree symbolizes the ‘Shakti’ within each one of us!