Mar 9 2014
Mar 8 2014
Feb 21 2014
I saw so many luscious cotton sarees in the movie Drishyam last night! We got a special showing of the South Indian film (in Malayalam with no subtitles), and I coveted almost every one of the leading lady’s costumes. These four placed near the top of my list; the green and deep slate blue noteworthy for its unusual combination of colours, while the rich pumpkin with maroon-ish brown saree above was my personal favourite. The pattern of star shapes on black was incredible on the big screen, where the pallu design really showed up. Love to know where all the film’s sarees were woven…
Below is the whole “family” with Mohanlal as the dad, and the young actresses who played the daughters. In my own collection, I do have a saree quite similar to Meena’s soft brown and black one. The Kerala scenery was incredible and the story excellent despite my not knowing the language. Go watch the film if you have a chance, or catch one of the upcoming remakes in other South Indian languages, and see if the sarees are as yummy as these were.
Feb 20 2014
Oct 27 2013
A new saree in traditional style this Sunday, selling in the $250 range in the US. It is subtle, sumptuous, and suitable for a variety of wearing occasions. What I like best is the small, all-over woven design, with a contrasting border that isn’t too wide.
Here is a close-up of the pallu, quintessentially Indian in the view of the world, and begging to be touched – though I am not certain if the textile is all silk or not. It comes with fabric for the choli, to have your own size and style made to fit. Pretty, don’t you think?