Size: 4*10 feet
Price: INR 3150
Delivery time: Within 15 days from the order placed.
- Know about SADABAHAR collection: ( same as the home page)
With the evergreen collection - ‘Sadabahar’, we at Ghongadi.com are reviving our rarest gems in the form of ‘Sumbran’ and ‘Malhar’. The precious art of making Ghongadi- a traditional woolen blanket of Maharashtra on the pit loom is one of the oldest traditions of our soil. Through its rebirth in the form of SADABAHAR, we bring the cultural heritage of our shepherd community to every household of Maharashtra.
The twins- Malhar and Sumbran, each weigh about 6 kgs and are weaved with 100% pure wool. The origin of ghongadi from the Sadabahar collection can be traced back to the folklore of Malhari Martand, a deity worshipped by the Dhangar ( shepherd) community of Maharashtra. The tales narrate that he carried a Ghongadi on his shoulder wherever he went and it is believed that it weighed about 12 kg approximately. Artisans who were involved in making these heavy blankets no longer exist today.
But with extensive research on these folk tales and by communicating with the few diminishing artisans scattered throughout Maharashtra, we have made efforts to make Ghongadi which resemble them closely. Sumbran and Malhar that are now reaching every household, is a testament to our sincere efforts.
Malhar means Khandoba Malhari Martand, the deity who symbolizes stability and prosperity. He is revered by the villagers belonging to the interiors of Maharashtra. Even till date, Bhandara ( an auspicious yellow color) and Ghongadi are preserved in every village household.
We, at Ghongadi.com present to you this exclusive collection to be nurtured as a remembrance in your household.
- HOW IS MALHAR GHONGADI MADE?
Our artisans weave Malhar ghongadi on traditional pit looms. Extremely fine quality wool is used in the process. The yarn is measured according to its exact length and attached to the loom. While the black yarn is attached to the center of the loom, yarns of yellow and red color are attached at the ends of the borders. It is pre-treated with tamarind paste to give it strength and durability. It takes approximately 4-5 days to weave Malhar ghongadi entirely. After the weaving process, post-treatment is done to increase its shelf life. Malhar Ghongadi made by these artisans are further verified by the quality officers and then delivered to the customers.
- THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS OF MALHAR GHONGADI
- Relief from backache and neck discomfort.
- Highly effective for arthritis, slip disc, spondylosis, chronic back pain, and various other spine-related problems.
- Helps to regulate blood circulation and control elevated blood pressure.
- Sleeping on ghongadi helps you to sleep sound and peacefully and helps overcome insomnia.
- Ghongadi helps regulate body temperature and keep it under control.
- Relief from body aches after waking up from sleep.
- Used as a mat for yoga and meditation
- Jagran Gondhal, Satyanarayan puja, and various other Vedic rituals are performed while sitting on the woolen blanket.
- WHY SHOULD YOU PURCHASE GHONGADI FROM US?
- Malhar Ghongadi is entirely handmade on traditional looms.
- Extremely fine quality wool is used in the blanket making process.
- High product quality without any adulteration.
- com is the only brand in Maharashtra delivering original Ghongadi made on traditional pit looms.
- A direct connection between the artisans and its customers, a major chunk of the profit is shared by the artisans.
- Every final product is verified by our quality control officers and is delivered to the customers at their doorstep on time.
- WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MALHAR AND OTHER BLACK GHONGADI?
Both Malhar and black ghongadi are made from the same quality of wool. The regular black blanket is light in weight (approx. 2kgs) and is easier to carry while travelling. In comparison, Malhar is heavier (approx. 6kgs) and relatively thick. It is made of wool almost as thick and coarse as that of a rope. Since the wool used is thicker, Malhar ghongadi is comparatively thicker and warm. The amount of efforts involved in making this ghongadi is tremendous and hence they are rarely found. It is a cozy and therapeutic variant which provides relief from various spine related issues.
- FROM WHICH WOOL IS MALHAR GHONGADI MADE?
The first sheared wool is called fleece which is soft in texture. Malhar is not made from fleece but is made of equally soft wool. Also, before weaving the yarn is pretreated with tamarind paste to avoid coarseness and roughness in Ghongadi. As a matter of fact, the first sheared wool is rarely available to prepare woolen blankets from them.
- CAN I WASH THE GHONGADI AFTER ITS DELIVERY?
Traditional woolen blankets are not washed. Wool is naturally resistant to dust and allergens. So the only handling and care involved in preserving ghongadi are to let it dry in the sun for 2-3 hours every 15 to 20 days. It is essential to take care that you do not spill any tea, coffee, or sticky fluid on the blanket. It is best to avoid washing the blanket. If required, it must be sent for dry cleaning.
- WHAT IF YOU DISLIKE OUR GHONGADI AFTER PURCHASING?
If after purchase, you do not like our Ghongadi or have complaints regarding them, you can return the blanket within 2 days. No interrogation process will be conducted from our end. A satisfied customer is our key to success.
Through your purchase on Ghongadi.com, you are supporting the rural artisans and helping them in self-sustenance and economic empowerment. For this, we are highly indebted to you!
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Size – 4 X 10 Ft. Traditional Pit-loom size
Ghongadi is a traditional woolen blanket made in Maharashtra, India. Blankets are made on Pit-Loom and dyed with organic and natural dyes.
This blanket has cultural significance in Maharashtra, as it is considered as a holy blanket and used in all the holy rituals and community functions.
On the other side, Ghongadi believed to help acupressure and blood flow. Nomads and shepherds in southern Maharashtra sleep on them in acute back pain and found as a great remedy for themselves.
This Ghongadi is light in weight, soft in feel, Handmade.