About a week back, I got Amma to write the following and sign it. Its written in Tamil and it means that my mother promises not to wash clothes by hand from Dec 21st till Jan 12th. 🙂 I got it posted in my maternal family’s whatsapp group and all my cousins have been calling … Read more Growing up Mom – #1
In August 1990, I went with Krishnan and my mom-in-law to a sari store in Chetpet called Varadarams. On the way there, Krishnan braked suddenly at the traffic signal in front of Pachayappas college and the bike fell sideways. I sat on the road. Neither one of us was hurt, but a few students from … Read more One from my trousseau….
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
I did not know the history of the Baluchari saris when I bought my first one at Kumaran stores in Chennai. I was at the store as always to buy my kanchivaram silk saris and the person who was showing the saris to me went to get me a certain colour that I wanted from … Read more Baluchari Saris
The last week was a hectic week with several meetings and travel thrown in … but also a very satisfying week spent in beautiful saris. Here’s the week in saris – 25-07-2016 – A Kanchi cotton to stay cool. This is a Co-optex Kanchi cotton that I am wearing. Awesome cotton and it kept me … Read more A work week in saris
Sorry folks, especially Swapna, for this late post on Gayatri’s wedding saris. This is in continuation of the Sangeet Sari post a couple of days back. For Gayatri’s wedding, I had taken along a gorgeous Benarasi silk. Since April 2nd was also the World Autism day and Jaishree from our W3-Women Weave World group inspired us to … Read more The wedding saris – 1
These are some of the interesting saris that I wore in the last few weeks .. First one is a Pune sari, apparently worn by fisherwomen. Its cotton and has these beautiful checks ! I bought it in July 2015 when we were in Pune. Its from a shop called Poona Saree Centre and the … Read more A cotton, tussar and a Kanchi “Pattu”
Ever since Pushpa made me a member of the W3-Women weave world page on Facebook, all I do is check the Co-optex online store for new saris and the W3 page to see the gorgeous saris that women wear. I am a sari addict – I love to wear saris and wear them nearly everyday … Read more New learnings – for a Sari addict
I love some of Satya Paul’s sarees … The designs are beautiful. I said some because I don’t like the bling work. I like embroidery and classy bling (less is classy) but for some reason many of his saris have too much bling work done on them. I buy the Satya Paul sarees only during … Read more Satya Paul on a train and a bus !