Because of the influence of Indian TV serials, Sarees have seen a resurgence in Pakistan.
Here is a golden sareee from Pakistan.
Golden chiffon Sari with embroidery work made with sequins, thread, beads, cut pipes and swarovski crystals. Golden charmeause silk fully embroidered blouse with short sleeves. Ready-to-wear.
About $500, in case you are wondering.
I don’t particularly like it when people refer to ChicknKari embroidery as just “chicken” – e.g., oh, thats a nice chicken saree!
Doesn’t evoke the right picture in your mind! Can you imagine chickens running around with white sarees on them!
It should have been called NoorJahan embroidery, or embroidery of prophets.
Traditionally Chicknkari is the white thread embroidery done on the white muslin or mulmul. The word chikan comes from the Persian word Chakeen meaning making delicate patterns on the fabric.
The art is said to be introduced by Noorjahan the beautiful queen of Emperor Jahangir. She is said to be an expert in embroidery and inspired by the Turkish embroidery. According to Megasthenes, the chikan originated in East Bengal. He mentions chikan, the florals on fine muslins in 3rd century BC. The craftsmen believe that the origin goes back to the time of Prophet. It is believed that while he was passing through a village in Uttar Pradesh, he requested a villager for water. On being offered that, he gave the art of Chikankari to the poor villager as an art that will never let him go hungry.
Anyway, back to the white chicken saree, oh, I mean, white chickankari embroidered saree.
Its hard to see how pretty the embroidery is in the pictures. The details don’t really show up well. But I do know that it can be very intricate, very luxurious, very simple and very proper.
I remember a friend of mine ( Hi T!) entered a beauty pageant a while ago and while others were busy matching the color of the blouse with the color of the jewelry, she waltz in there with a white saree with minimal make up and minimal jewelry and she looked so stunning that judges had no choice but to pick her!
As I said, simplicity never goes out of style!
Nothing complicated here, just a happy family waiting for the bus.
This was shot on a hot day in Delhi… I was wondering if they were thinking it was hot… probably not… they seemed not to notice at all and were just having fun talking to one another
The temples in Lepakshi town of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh are home to some of the most beautiful paintings of Vijayanagar period available today. The Papaneshwar temple in Lepakshi was built in 1535 A.D.
I hate the saree; these two color combos look really awful at times. But I like the fashion photo composition.
The uneven blue of the couch, the English fainting couch that seems to have been spray painted, textured wall paper; all of that adds certain depth to the photo.
A good advertisement should evoke a dream; it has to go far beyond the “product” being sold.
I would not have expected this combination to work, but somehow it is not as bad as one might have imagined.