This is a spectrum of classic silk sarees.
Blu-lavender with gold necklace design and a magenta border; blouse is magenta with zari border.
Other one is dark green with with orange gold border. I expected the blouse to have a border too, and it probably does, but is not shown here.
Great saree ad – rangoli looks great!
Laheriaya (the waves) on this saree are very subtle and add some zardogi work on the border, with a matching blouse and you have a winner saree.
Slightly dated saree but pretty nonetheless.
Columbia blue is one of my favorite shades of blue; right next to steel blue.
I will showcase some of the Raja Ravi Verma’s paintings, first to show the beauty of the painting and secondly to show some historical context to the current saree designs.
Most of the paintings were done in 1870-1905, so the paintings give a sense of saree designs at that time.
Here is a reproduction of one of his painting.
There must be a religious significance to the green bangles (wasn’t there a movie called Hare Kanch ki Chuddiya – green glass bangles). A light saree with bright blouse and a very thin border on the saree are nice.
A great example of a party wear saree.
Lilac and silver saree with mirror work on the blouse.
And here is the back design
Are you blinded by the reflection yet?
I am not blinded by the reflection, but I am blinded by the beauty of the saree.