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.
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.
Look at the stunning work done by our weavers on the Pallu and the border –
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.
A Saree a day …. Sparks joy Everyday !!