A couple of months ago, a friend of mine sent me a delightful picture of non-desi woman, looking very comfortable in a yellow saree, and playing miniature golf in some European country!. I really loved the picture, it was incongruent yet it felt so right!
What a great name for the group; I would have named this site Sariholics, if I had thought about it!
It is kind of hard to wear a saree when when it is -25°C, but in the summer time – they really have saree parties.
Here is a picture from the 2007 party:
And here is a one from 2008
and this is from 2009 sariholic party:
Leeloo has 23 sarees herself. The most interesting part is that some of these gorgeous women are wearing sarees not just at this party or just for this party, but generally at home and also at work. So it is not a “costume party”; it is a gathering of people who love to wear sarees!
I am so pleased to know and make acquaintance of this group!
I want to thank and acknowledge the group and want them to know that as a fellow sareelover, or fellow sariholic, I appreciate their effort and share their joy in wearing, enjoying and donning the saree!
So by the power invested in me by the Nation of Saree Lovers, I hereby proclaim the first week of May as the Sariholic week!
Every May, I will specifically recognize the group and perhaps post some of the pictures on this blog, so get high on saree and join the sariholics on these pages.
The original site is in Czech; the English translation is here.