Malkha’s microstripes marry a modern sensibility with traditional colours. Weaving such thin stripes in more than two colours requires great care when attaching the warp to the loom, as the flaw due to even a single thread being out of place is immediately visible, and not easily rectified without replacing the thread entirely.
Malkha’s microstripe designs show off how natural dyes draw the eye when placed next to each other.
Anar - The colour of pomegranate peel, dried and then boiled. Anar is one of the oldest dyes known in the subcontinent.
Alizarin - An extract of coal tar, alizarin is a red artificial dye that is as tempestuous and finicky as any natural colour. The only chemical used in Malkha’s dyeing.
Indigo - Malkha’s trademark colour, made by dipping yarn in indigo vats up to nine or ten times. Naturally dyed indigo is impossible to ignore, demanding the gaze of all who see it.
Kora - Exemplifying beauty in simplicity, kora is the unbleached off-white that comes from cotton's most natural form. A trademark of Malkha since our inception.