May 15 2011
Its a been a while since I saw an ornament to pin the saree placed on the pleats, but it sure looks nice, especially in the context of wedding saree.
Another picture of hers that I like is this one:
You can check out more of her work at Flickr.
She also has an interesting post reacting to the Sashi Tharoor sari editorial. She lamented punjabification of the dress code due to the influence of Bollywood as one more reason for decrease in prevalence of saree wearing among Indian women. And she also noted that:
While I was gestating over this post…one day on a journey in the morning ladies train………when getting off at Churchgate a beautiful sight greeted my eyes. Thousands of bright sari clad, immaculately groomed women spilled out onto the platform and briskly made their way to their offices. I was pole axed….I didn’t even know that it was some festival day and they had all made an effort to look festive and still make it on time at 8.30 to office. I vowed to make the effort more often myself …….….LONG LIVE THE SARI!