Tilfi: When these young Banarasis returned to their roots

Once while having a conversation with a weaver in the cold winters of 2013,  three youngsters found themselves questioning the weaver about why his sons weren’t taking up weaving and…

Meet the Maker: Tousif Ansari, a Maheshwari Sari Weaver

It’s almost summer and it’s time for your hand-woven beauties to surface again. Little do we realize that when we drape a hand-woven sari, we share a part of our…

2017 – The year of the Sari

As 2017 draws to a close, I reflect on all my experiences and learnings from this year. What stands out most for me, is my renewed enthusiasm for the humble…

Alternative Sari Drapes: Explore the Regional Drapes with Border & Fall’s ‘The Sari Series’

Sari, is a quintessential piece of clothing in every Indian girl’s wardrobe.  I am in awe of it and can discuss it until the cows come home! So, here I…

Raw Mango: Simplifying and reimagining the saree

Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.  People who know me say that my signature style is fairly unassuming. It does drift towards minimalistic design that exudes understated…

Lure of the wonderous Maheshwaris

Soft, flowing drapes in cotton and silk, elegance, heritage, tradition…all woven in one fabric. Yes, I mean the beautiful Maheshwaris from Madhya Pradesh. Most of my basic knowledge of sarees…

The Tussar Affair

I was attending a Diwali party last week and the most entertaining aspect for me was analysing the sarees that literally ‘made up’ the room; the faces cease to exist (well, for…

Saree tales – the #100SareePact

Festivity is in the air along with a bit of smog and a lot of happiness! Parties being arranged, get-togethers being organised, shopping expeditions being launched, wardrobes of mothers and…

The Royal Chanderi

It is officially autumn, and while it may not be the season for the soft, breezy Chanderis, the sun is still in its glory permitting us some more time to…