Mar 1 2015
Such great floral motifs on these sarees, especially on the pallus at right and left! I wish this postcard had been issued in colour instead of off-white and shades of grey. The cloth looks like block-printed cottons from up around Rajasthan and Gujurat, many of which come in incredible shades of gold and brown with red or rust and cream. They are lovely, and I have several in my collection. If Spring arrives and things warm up enough, I’ll make a choli to match and wear it with one of my cheery sarees produced in those areas. However, I won’t have the large nose ring – just an inexpensive necklace and earring set.
Tulsi plants – the Hindu holy basil – actually blossom in the summer; but thinking about any fragrant herbs makes me long for all kinds of spring greenery, clear weather and fresh air away from the city. The octagonal pillar on a stone base is an interesting garden feature that makes me dream of far away places and other times. It has been cold and snowing where I currently live. Sigh.