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
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
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
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
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
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
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 new fangled silk cotton that I don’t … Read more A few firsts
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 with handwoven cloth and you can always … Read more Why should you buy handloom ?