Nov 30 2010
Here’s couple of casual sarees in two beautiful pastel tone, with interesting urban landscapes prints. Fabulous for those whose fancy modern and contemporary designs. From Sparsh Saree in Facebook.
Sep 22 2010
I stumbled upon an amazing site called Sari Safari. The US-based online Indian ethnic saris store, is owned by Melinda Williams, a traveler cum entrepreneur. According to the site, Sari Safari only specializes in indigenous handloom sarees in pure cotton and pure silk from all over India. Unlike many other Indian merchants, Melinda crave for the village crafted, exotic and rare type of textile and fabrics.
Sari Safari offers an adventurous experience for its new visitors. And also check out the site’s blog here.
Sep 9 2010
This saree is pithily described as:
A Ruby Red rich banarasi zari buti saree drape with nine yard contrasting Green woven encrusted border n zardosi pitta n diamonte worn with two tone Copper Green banarasi brocade choli with highlighting.
OK, do you understand what this means?
Let me try to decipher each word:
Red Ruby – color of the main part of the saree – primary color
Banarasi – Banarasi silk (not always but one starts with that assumption)
zari – metalic thread
buti – small repeated design on the saree
zari buti – small repeated pattern created with metallic thread
9 yards contrasting border – saree is six yards, but the border covers the width of the saree on one side (and a little bit on the other side)- so the total BORDER LENGTH is 9 yards
zardosi – metallic thread embroidery. Zardosi is a form of embroidery done by golden metal wires. For this form, embroidery saree is first tucked in a frame an then number of “kaarigars” design beautiful intricate patterns on the fabric through metal threads. This is an very timetaking and hard work. Zardosi sarees are not only famous in India but it has a vast demand in countries outside India too.
Pitta work – a type of embroidery, rich and detailed
diamonte – shiny or iridescent, as if covered in or made of diamonds; another word for rhinestones
encrusted – border is fully covered with embroidery and design work using multiple techniques
contrasting green – the color of the diamonte or the embroidery is green which contrasts with the base color and shows up better.
two tone copper – green choli : the blouse is two tones, copper and green
banarasi brocade :Brocade is richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in colored silks and with or without metallic threads.
choli with highlighting – the blouse fabric has certaib high lighting giving it a translucent texture and color
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