Handloom woven sarongs

  • All our Lungis are wrapped in a hand made paper and sealed. Prior to weaving a starch is added to assist in the weaving process and this is removed during the first wash leaving a soft organic cotton feel.
  • Chennai

    £35.00
    The Chennai lungi is unique in the range for its use of the Ikat dying technique. Ikat, is a style of weaving that uses a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft before the threads are woven to create a design. Although Chennai (formerly Madras) is now one of India’s largest cities, it combines dynamism with a charm all of its own.
  • Cochin

    £35.00
    The Cochin lungi draws its colours and inspiration from the painting of the British artist Julian Bailey. The strong red and blues combine with other colours to create a striking vertical series of panels. Kerala has inspired more than one design, and its great spice port of Cochin with its extraordinary bay and now famous, and much photographed, sea structure fishing nets continues to fascinate.
  • Egmore

    £35.00
    The Egmore lungi combines muted blues with reds, black and pink in a combination of complimentary colours. Its form is a modern interpretation of the classic Madras check style that drew its inspiration from the plaids of the Scottish kilt. Another bustling district of Chennai, Egmore is renowned for its Sunday textile market, with its rash of vibrant colours.
  • Hampi

    £35.00
    The Hampi lungi, with its bold blocks of colour, and subtle geometric rectangles is an innovative piece of handloom weaving. Hampi evokes the magical rock piles and formations that surround the ruined city of that name on the Deccan plateau. According to the Ramayana it was ruled by the monkey kings Bali and Sugriva and their ambassador Hanuman.
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    Malabar

    £35.00 £20.00
    The Malabar lungi is one of the favourites in the range. Its rich coffee colours and complimentary blues are presented in a combination of bold panels and stripes. Malabar describes the coastline of Kerala, one of the great coffee producing regions of India. Its also the brand name given to coffee exports from that area.
  • The Malabar green lungi is based on the popular Malabar style which is  presented in a combination of bold panels and stripes. Malabar describes the coastline of Kerala, one of the great coffee producing regions of India. Its also the brand name given to coffee exports from that area.
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    Selim

    £35.00 £20.00
    The subtle, rich colours of the Selim lungi evoke the sophistication of the Ottoman court. The light blues and complimentary greens are presented in a pattern which derives great energy from its fluid stripes Although Selim had a harsh reputation we like to remember him as an accomplished poet! “A carpet is large enough to accommodate two sufis, but the world is not large enough for two Kings”.