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Cotton blouse, 'Rajasthan Sun' (India)

Graceful and feminine, this blouse is designed by Isha Jain. She selects handloomed cotton in warm ginger for the scoop-neck tunic. Kantha, or running stitch embroidery adorns the sleeves, neckline and placket. The top slips over the head. As is typical of genuine handloomed fabric, there are tiny slubs throughout. This occurs when a thread runs out, and the weaver extends it by twisting a new thread together with the old.