Sarees of your choice

Annual exhibition

Literally. “By sourcing unusual weaves from different parts of the country, we provide a platform for our weaves and discerning customers to come together. After all the saree is classic elegance for any occasion and can withstand changing fashions like no other garment,” said Mangala Narasimhan, member in charge of the exhibition.

This year as always there is plenty of range and variety to please all tastes and for every occasion.

From Andhra Pradesh come the gadwals, uppadas, ikats, teliyas, mangalgiris, and painted and printed Kalamkaris.

Paithanis from Maharashtra, Chanderis, Maheshwaris and Madhubani painted sarees from Bihar, Patolas, Bandhinis and Ashavallis from Gujarat. Bengali Jamdanis and Kantha embroidery. Bagh and Bagru vegetable-dyed hand-block prints in muted elegant designs on various textiles like kora khota and mulmul cottons.

For those who have their favourite stalls and suppliers many of the old timers are back. Ramananda Basal’s West Bengal woven sarees, Anuradha Tegu’s striking creations, Nupur’s softly printed Madhubani sarees, Maheshwaris from Mahesh Patel and Raw Mangoes’ strikingly irresistible Chanderi weaves. Also on display are Tussar prints,  Gujarat patolas and Ashavali weaves from Kasab, Dhakai sarees from Tarak Das, Kalamkari sarees by Dwaraka,  among many others.

If that's not enough, there is a traditional and contemporary range of Benares silks with zari and brocade work, Karnataka's Ilkals, with the chadranchukki (checked)
design, Molkalmuru silks and Kasuti embroidery.

Looking for something different? An exclusive range of Muga, Eri and Patt silk sarees and the sarong-like Mekla-chadars from Assam should do the trick. No saree collection would be complete without the gorgeous textiles from Tamil Nadu, from jewel toned Kanjeevarams to cotton Sungadis, cotton-silk blends and polycots from Coimbatore. There is also a range of jewellery in gold, silver and tribal designs from different parts of the country including beads and gemstones.

The exhibition is on till October 5 at Chitrakala Parishat from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm.
DHNS

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