Sep 23 2012
Clio is a boutique saree shop located in Chennai. I liked their tag line:
“Elegance is not about being noticed.it’s about being felt and remembered”.
Interesting thing is that Elegance has a disadvantage, It takes hard work to achieve it and even more difficult part is that it takes a good education to appreciate it.
OK, the above was said in the context of computer programming, but I think it is true.
Clio is a unique house synonymous with sarees which has contemporary tastes and southern sensibilities. Clio also offers custom creation of classic styles designer Saree blouses that goes well with many of the sarees.
Another saree that I liked was Matka Silk saree:
Just in case you are wondering as to what Matka silk is; Matka Silk is obtained from waste Mulberry silk by hand spinning without removing the gum (sericin). Cocoons required to produce Matka are mainly obtained from Karnataka and Kashmir but spinning is mostly done in the villages of Malda and Murshidabad districts in West Bengal by women by hand spinning.
Check them out on facebook http://www.facebook.com/clioretail
I like the saree because of its clean lines and simplicity. I think the orange pattern is enhanced by foil work, but can’t see it here that clearly
Silk matka is a refined silk, roughly spun. The result is a linen-like texture with a hint of that famous silk sheen. Its practically a year-round fabric that is a suit-weight fabric without being stuffy … and itchy. And, this is the best part, while it looks like linen, it won’t wrinkle as badly as linen. Win. Win. Win.
Next to raw silk, this is my fav kind of silk.
It uses a technique where the weaving has one thread of silk and one thread of cotton. There are variations in this as well.
Tip of the hat to IK Cratives for this post.