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I am writing this post about my passion for all that is old and traditional. I am talking about textiles and jewellery of India or even of the world. Just recently I had gone out searching for a saree to gift to my Bhaabhi for her “godhbharahai.” I am in Delhi currently, visiting my in laws. I am originally from Maharashtra. I searched high and low and was shown one net saree after another, with slight variation of bling factor. Don’t get me wrong, I do have my share of chiffons and georgettes, its just that, coming from a family where traditional textiles are coveted, I am particularly partial towards them; something I can pass down to my daughter or daughter in law. Something that has a story, labour of love and a very understated grandeur. I have a saree that cannot be replicated as the last weaver who knew the art of making it is no more.
I am attaching three photos of sarees I wore at some point of my life.
This 9-yard paithani saree I wore for my brother’s wedding and is one of my favourites of the three paithanis I own. I wore it in the traditional Nauwari style with traditional Marathi jewellery. The art of weaving Paithani saree is more than 2000 years old. Its still handwoven in the cities of Paithan and Yevla in Maharashtra. Paithanis are made from fine silk and tissue material. A more summer-friendly silk cotton version of paithani is now available.
Now, this one is the saree I wore for my wedding. It is one of the most coveted sarees in the circle of traditional saree connoisseurs. That’s my wedding photo! These sarees are manufactured in Andhra Pradesh.
Last but not the least is one of my most favourite sarees in my collection, a pink tissue kota saree that I have paired with uncut diamond set and a nose ring that I found at my family jeweller’s shop. Apparently, some old lady wanted to sell it. Its more than 100 years old!
I hope you have liked what I have written so far and if you like this, do let me know if you want to know more about the traditional sarees and jewellery of India. I would love to write some more detailed posts on this topic.
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