Tag: handloom

The Privileged Perspective

I read a FB post by the well known handloom aficionado Laila Tyabji and it did piss me off. I have always looked forward to her sari posts because she has an enviable collection and most times I find her views on other topics very balanced and wonderfully […]

Stop.Learn.Buy …a Handloom

Tomorrow is the National Handloom Day. Do celebrate by wearing something thats handwoven – a scarf, a shirt, a kurti, a sari or a dupatta..anything. This post is for novices like me who don’t know much about the different weaving techniques and maybe don’t even know the different […]

A few firsts

Today’s sari post is about three first time saris. The very first one is the first Silk cotton sari that I bought about 5 years back. I was at Kumaran stores with Kashiana and saw this sari. I bought a few others and left it thinking its some […]

Why should you buy handloom ?

One of the experts on the W3 group, Mr. Madhu Palaniyandi, had shared this a couple of weeks back. I have taken his permission to repost this verbatim. Please read and make sure that you make an effort to buy handloom always. Trendy clothes are also being made […]

My first Kasavu

I knew the “Mundu” but never knew about the Kasavu saris of Kerala. When Jose gifted this sari to me, I didn’t know it was a Kasavu. I just loved the design and got the sari ready to wear. Then W3 happened and I figured out that I […]

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 […]

My first “Ilkal”

The following post about the Ilkal saris by Mr. Venkatesh Narasimhan on the W3 group on April 12th, got me interested in Ilkal saris. Then Devika reached out as she supports a cluster of Ilkal weavers to preserve the technique and I finally managed to buy an Ilkal […]

“Taant” Magic

I always thought all cottons were handloom !! Ignorance at its best. All I would do when I went sari shopping was to ask if it was pure cotton or silk-cotton .. I don’t like the poly-cotton which is polyester mixed with cotton. I don’t like polyester mixed […]

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