Durbarpet Border

Am discovering that I haven’t been very consistent with the saree posts !! Again like yesterday I realised that I haven’t written about this Durbarpet Border saree and how unique it is.

Durbarpet Border

When King George V visited India in 1911, Nalli Kuppuswami Chetty, the owner of the famous Nalli Silk saree stores created a saree with a specific type of border. It came to be known as the Durbarpet border or Coronation border.

For many decades it was a border offered only on Kanchi silk sarees but Mr. Venkatesh Narasimhan, the ex-MD of Co-optex wanted to get it done on cotton. We were visiting some of the weaving clusters in Chinnalampatti and Dindigul when the first such cotton saree was woven.

A beautiful lilac colour ! And yes, I did buy it.

Aug 7, 2016 – National Handloom Day

I wore this beauty first on Aug 7, 2016. Every year, Aug 7th is celebrated as the National Handloom Day.

Durbarpet Border
Aug 7, 2016 – National Handloom Day

Look at the stunning work done by our weavers on the Pallu and the border –

Durbarpet Border Saree
These column like border reminds us of the columns at our Parliament …

As with all my sarees, this one has been worn several times since 2016 and it sparks joy (borrowing Marie Kondo’s words) every time I see it and wear it.

Its pure cotton, the best fabric to wear year round.

Today –

Durbarpet Border Saree

A Saree a day …. Sparks joy Everyday !!

#ILoveHandloom #IWearHandloom

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