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A Sungudi today

Madurai Sungudi Sarees

Know a little bit more about how the Madurai Sungudi sarees are woven and a genuine source of buying them. Co-optex.

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Ghicha ? or just a beautiful Bengal Cotton ?

When Swapna visited in Dec 2018, she wanted to buy “Madhubani” paintings and dupattas that had Madhubani painting done on them. Dilli Haat, one of my favourite places in Delhi always has “Madhubani” paintings for sale, so we went there. As luck would have it, there was a handloom and handicrafts mela on and not … Read more Ghicha ? or just a beautiful Bengal Cotton ?

A Krishna-lover in a Nand Sundari

Krishna is my “ishta-dev”…. Krishna is all about having fun – just what I think life is about. He is brought up in foster care, he teases girls, he lifts mountains, plays politics and dances his way through life teaching us invaluable lessons in the process. So when my saree friend Archana Jain posted “Nand … Read more A Krishna-lover in a Nand Sundari

Two firsts and a renewed “Handloom” love

On my birthday I wore the first ever Bhujodi Sari. I bought it from Kalpavastram and even as I received the sari, and felt the material, I fell in love. The cotton handloom sari felt like heavy silk!! When I draped the sari, it felt so comfortable that I never wanted to stop wearing it. … Read more Two firsts and a renewed “Handloom” love

Three distinct weaves – 1000 buttas, A silk cotton and A Kota

We were in Dindigul and Chinnalampatti for our second meeting with the weavers’ children on July 10th and I decided to wear a sari that the Dindigul weavers had woven and Amma wore a sari that the Chinnalampatti weavers had woven. I wore this organic cotton that has a 1000 buttas. According to the experts … Read more Three distinct weaves – 1000 buttas, A silk cotton and A Kota

Kattam, Plain, Elephants, Flowers – blue beauties

On 30th of June, Krishnan and I visited the Dindigul and Chinnalapatti weaving clusters. The Dindigul weaving cluster weaves exquisite cottons and organic cottons. With Co-optex backing them and Mr. Venkatesh Narasimhan, MD Cooptex thinking up of innovative designs, the weavers of the Dindigul cluster are weaving magic !! I had bought one of their … Read more Kattam, Plain, Elephants, Flowers – blue beauties

My first handloom Negamam

I didn’t know what a Negamam sari was till I became a part of the W3 group. I had bought three Negamam saris at Kumaran Stores many years back when I thought that all cottons were handloom :):). When I figured out the difference between handloom and power loom products, I wanted to get a … Read more My first handloom Negamam