Aug 24 2009
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It is a georgette embroidered sari with a blouse piece attached. About $800, in case you are wondering.
The Maya collection, and we talked about it when it was initially shown, was somewhat undefined compared to some of his other collections. Some pieces, especially the printed ones, were more reflective of the collection theme.
When you saw the pop art collection, you knew that it was a pop art saree; when you saw the Cosmic Dance, there was no doubt that it was inspired by cosmic dance.
Maya on the other hand, is a veil of illusion; a force that creates the cosmic illusion that the phenomenal world is real. (Note that it is not same as magic, but let me not get distracted in to a discourse about hinduism).
I guess I can make some tentative connection here, but the point I am trying to make is that the connection is not direct. at least for this and other embroidered sarees.
Well, does it really matter? It does, it shows the theme, it shows the thought process of the designer. Not sure about you, but it is not uncommon for me to look at a painting and then noticing what the name of the painting is and getting a deeper appreciation of what the painter was trying to convey!
And sarees are nothing but six yards of paintings!