Maku Textiles was founded in 2011 by designer Santanu Das. With a passion for handwoven textiles and indigo dye, Maku produces carefully considered handmade garments that celebrate the historic craft and textile traditions of India.
From the "change Bengal" collection which honours the manufacturing industry in West Bengal, these pieces are embroidered in tribute to factories and their workers, long since closed by state sponsored unions and political issues.
Firpo's, the Italian restaurant, had a band of 500 members (between 1917-1960) but lost its tune in the 1970s due to the mass exodus of the Anglo-Indian community and the prevailing turbulent political conditions. Firpo's was once the largest producer of bread for undivided Bengal. The Lido room of Firpo's Hotel was witness to some of the most memorable evenings in Calcutta's nightlife, including performances by Arati Das, alias Miss Shefali, the first Bengali cabaret dancer during the heady days of the sixties.
The Firpo's top is a neat fitting, round necked three quarter sleeved top made from beautiful handwoven seersucker cotton. Patch pockets, side slits at hem, and button closure at back neck.
S/M: 54cm chest (at underarm measured flat) / 36cm across shoulder / 59cm length from top shoulder / width at hem (measured flat) 59cm
M/L: 58cm chest (at underarm measured flat) / 38cm across shoulder / 59.5cm length from top shoulder / width at hem (measured flat) 65cm
- Ethically made in India
- 100% handwoven cotton
- Hand wash separately
NOTE: Any inconsistencies in these handloomed fabrics are not to be construed as faults, but part of the charm and beauty of their handmade nature.