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The meaning of Arras

Updated: Oct 14, 2021

Arras was inspired by the English word meaning a tapestry made of rich fabric that is typically used to conceal an alcove.

Arras is, thus, synonymous to the craftsmanship of textile artisans of India's North East- rich and intricate, but yet untapped and unexplored. With roots in Assam and Meghalaya, Unmana works with the unique textile strengths of the region, primarily the indigenously found cruelty-free Ahimsa silk.


Every detail in the above saree was created entirely by hand. The yarn was spun by hand, it was dyed with colours concocted from natural ingredients and instead of using a jacquard machine to create the motifs, it was lifted onto the warp by a pair of skilled hands.

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