Firangi Friday Saree

Lady Gaga in a saree….looks almost like a painting

Lady Gaga in a saree....looks almost like a painting    firangi friday saree

 

Somewhat of a ghostly look, but in a good way. White saree goes very well with her blonde hair. This could potrait of the lady whose ghost is haunting the protagonist in a horror movie, maybe to tell him that she was murdered by her husband.

Sorry I couldn’t find a bigger picture of her in this saree. Please post the link if you do.

Pussycat Dolls in black sarees

Pussycat Dolls in black sarees    firangi friday saree

I don’t listen to their music and don’t know much about them. But my 5-year old daughter knows more about them and likes to see them in action.

Couple of them in this picture haven’t got the drape right but that’s understandable. Don’t they all look so nice? I would like to see perform in sarees.

Naomi Campbell in sarees

Naomi Campbell in sarees    firangi friday saree

Some reader commented that i should post some pictures of an african model in saree. So here is Naomi Campbell in flaming red saree. She has done a good job here in getting the drape right.

 

Naomi Campbell in sarees    firangi friday saree

Here she is on the ramp. This looks much better than the red one. I would like to see her in a light colour such as white

Love this Pokemon saree = we need a little whimsy in sarees

Love this Pokemon saree = we need a little whimsy in sarees    saree pics firangi friday saree

This is what we need in sarees – a little whimsy and a little more pop culture.

So how many of you have played Pokemon video game or the card game. If you need help in constructing your Pokemon deck, let me know. I helped a young girl get up to the state level competition in Pokemon – yup, I am such a nerd.

I also like this picture because of the “blouse” which is just a regular black top, and it doesn’t look bad.

She looks very regal and exotic and proud and happy!

Image is from Shirasuice Flickr stream. Thanks.

Korea Indian Fusion + eastern blouse designs

Korea Indian Fusion + eastern blouse designs    saree blouse design firangi friday saree designer saree  Korea Indian Fusion + eastern blouse designs    saree blouse design firangi friday saree designer saree

How many of you have heard of the legend of the Indian Princess from Ayodhya marrying one of the kings in Korea in the first century?

Apparently, a significant portion of the Korean population is from that lineage.

Heo Hwang-ok was a princess who travelled from the ancient kingdom of Ayodhya (in modern day India) to Korea. Information about her comes almost entirely from a few short passages in the Samguk Yusa, an 11th-century Korean chronicle. According to that chronicle, she arrived on a boat and married King Suro of Gaya in the year 48 CE. She was the first queen of Geumgwan Gaya, and is considered an ancestor by several Korean lineages.

Legend

According to the Samguk Yusa, Heo’s parents had a dream of King Suro. The dream showed that the king had not yet found a queen. Her father then told her to go to him. She arrived on a boat with gold, silver, and a tea plant. Before marrying the king, she took off her silk trousers and prayed to the mountain spirit.

Remains

A tomb believed to be Heo’s lies near that believed to be her husband’s, in Gimhae, South Korea. A pagoda traditionally held to have been brought to Korea on her ship is located near her grave. The Samguk Yusa reports that the pagoda was erected on her ship in order to calm the god of the ocean and allow the ship to pass. The unusual and rough form of this pagoda, unlike any other in Korea, may lend some credence to the account.
The Samguk Yusa also records that a temple was built in honor of Heo and her husband by King Jilji in 452. The temple was called Wanghusa, or “the Queen’s temple.” Since there is no other record of Buddhism having been adopted in 5th-century Gaya, modern scholars have interpreted this as an ancestral shrine rather than a Buddhist temple.

Descendants

Members of both the Heo lineages (including the clans of Gimhae, Gongam, Yangcheon, Taein, and Hayang) and the Gimhae Kim lineage consider themselves descendants of Heo Hwang-ok and King Suro. Two of the couple’s ten sons chose the mother’s name. The Heo clans trace their origins to them, and regard Heo as the founder of their lines. The Gimhae Kims trace their origin to the other eight sons.
In 2004, two Korean researchers analyzed samples of DNA taken on the site of the two royal tombs, which enabled them to establish the existence of a genetic bond between the Korean ethnic group and certain ethnic groups of India, Malaysia and Thailand. Research continues.
Archeologists discovered a stone with two fish kissing each other, a symbol of the Gaya kingdom that is unique to the Mishra royal family in Ayodhya, India.

Interesting and fascinating story for sure.

But I digress, the part that I found most intriguing here was the use of oriental tops design as the saree blouses.

Not sure about the top picture, but the second picture has an interesting combination that works rather well.

I think I saw it recently somewhere as well. I do have a recollection of seeing pure oriental design elements in a saree not too long ago.

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Julia Roberts in a brocade saree, accessorized with payals

Julia Roberts in a brocade saree, accessorized with payals    firangi friday saree

Julia Roberts in a brocade saree, accessorized with payals. The drape looks kind of gujarati, doesn’t it?

A still from the movie ‘Eat Pray Love”.

Julia Roberts in a brocade saree, accessorized with payals    firangi friday saree

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