Jul 22 2008
I like the block design and the color combination is attractive.
Jul 22 2008
CRAPE TANCHOI CUTWORK PALLU MOTI SEQUENCE WORK
Plain woven body with one color extra weft, one color weft and one color warp. Relative to the jamawar, it is lighter and softer. Tanchoi could be further classified into the following:
Satan Tanchoi is the satin weave (four ends and eight picks or five ends and five picks satin) with the warp in one color and the weft in one or more colors. The extra weft in the design may also be used as body weft.
1. Satan Jari Tanchoi: Satan Tanchoi with weft in the order of one silk and one gold thread (Jari), or two silk (double) and one gold thread.
2. Satan Jari Katrawan Tanchoi: Satan Jari tanchoi in which the floating, extra weft, gold thread at the back is cut and removed.
3. Atlas: Atlas is a pure satin body. Relative to other fabrics, Atlas is thicker, heavier and is shinier than other fabrics because of the extra use of zari. It is also known as gilt, because it is even shinier than the katan.
4. Mushabbar: The cloth is distinguished by its jal woven as bushes and branches of trees. The normal association with the design was that of a jungle.
Still not clear? Welcome to the club! May be I’ll write about the fabric one of these days!
Jul 22 2008
I was going to comment about the design of the blouse and note that the blouse design is not “catching” and then I realized that this was for Gold Expression 2008. If they had made the blouse intricate, there would not have been any room for showing the gold jewelry!
So considering that is a purpose built blouse; I have no complaints.
I would have been more upset if they had “forced” the jewelry on to an ensemble that didn’t need it.
Jul 21 2008
This saree has potential for sure. Not sure if I like it the way it is; the colors cut like a knife in to the black backdrop of the saree and then the continuity or follow through in the blouse department is missing. But the whole idea of monotone background of a saree with marvelous happy and bright colors popping out is very appealing.
This was shown at an exhibition for gold jewelry earlier in the month.
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