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Twinning in a Patteda Anchu

Patteda Anchu

The Patteda Anchu Saree. Please continue supporting our handloom weavers. The art (handloom weaving) and the artists (the weavers) both need our support. These are not expensive sarees, but they help a weaver to keep plying his art and earn a living.

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The first Coimbatore Silk

Sept 21, 2019 – My closest friend Sirisha and dearest cousin Koka’s birthday ! I continued my tradition of wearing a new saree on the most important day in each month all through this year and September was even more special because there are two important days in this month. The first being Sept 7th, … Read more The first Coimbatore Silk

An Udupi Sari

Yesterday was National Handloom Day while I wore the Puneri fisherwomen Sari, I didn’t click any pictures. I had written about this sari earlier – A cotton, tussar and a Kanchi “Pattu”. I wanted to share about the Udupi sari that I bought from Maanini Vastralaya. They have a FB page and their collection is just … Read more An Udupi Sari

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

Brown & Black Silk Cotton Saree

I got introduced to the world of Silk Cottons because of a gift that Vidya’s mom gave me almost 8 years back. I didn’t even start using the saree till a year went by and then when I wore it, I just fell in love with the silk-cotton fabric. Since then I have bought a … Read more Brown & Black Silk Cotton Saree

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 worded. Today’s post was wonderfully worded but … Read more The Privileged Perspective

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 weaves of India – there are 120 … Read more Stop.Learn.Buy …a Handloom