Margazhi Saree Showcase at The Box on 12th and 13th Jan at Anna Salai, Chennai - Events High
Jan 2, Are you a bride who would wear her sari with a belted trench coat? like Anushree Reddy, Geisha Designs, Masaba Gupta, Payal Singhal, Jayanti Reddy, Kotas, Benarasi, chikankari, kantha, kalamkari, bandhini, shibori and patola weaves. Dating back to , this is one of the city's oldest sari shops. The Saree Festival's MARGAZHI SAREE SHOWCASE at The Box 12th and 13th January' 17 11 Speed Dating event by Lifeofline. . editions in several cities across India, including Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore. Chikankari Sarees. Jun 4, Also check out the lucknawi chikan work (kurta, sarees etc) shop on the 1st floor, they have a pretty amazing collection over there. Also there.
Incidentally, she manages to make this argument without using a single swear word in her own prose.
Sharp - the women who made an art of having an opinion By Michelle Dean Dean presents a cultural history of 20th century New York using the lives of eleven remarkable women who have become iconic intellectual figures.
They came up in a society that looked at women derisively and dismissed their opinions. Thankfully, they were having none of that. Not that Bad - dispatches from rape culture Edited by Roxane Gay Cultural critic, novelist and awesome Gay's new book is an anthology of first-person essays that talk about rape, assault and harassment.
There's an introduction by Gay that promises to be worth reading and remembering she is, after all, the woman behind the fantastic Bad Feminist. The writers of the essays are mostly American and most of them will be unfamiliar names to us in India, but the experiences they write about may well strike chords.
This volume has been hailed as hardhitting, tragic and essential reading. Love and Marriage in Mumbai By Elizabeth Flock Flock describes herself as a "former journalist" though arguably, there's plenty of journalism informing this book.
Chikankari Exhibition by Alankrit
Also a hint of voyeurism perhaps? She follows three couples' stories as they negotiate issues such as infidelity, the impact of religion and the way social conventions both influence and are flouted. Suketu Mehta describes the book as, "Easily the most intimate account of India that I've read, and of value to anybody that believes in love and marriage.
Poornima and Savitha meet when Savitha is hired as a worker by Poornima's father.
The childhood friendship becomes an anchor for both of them and when circumstances separate the two, Poornima decides she will find her friend no matter what obstacles come her way. In a pageturning adventure, Rao tackles sensitive and complicated issues like domestic abuse, human trafficking, immigration and feminism. If you haven't read her before, there's no better place to start than with the book that shot Sykes to fame.
Our woven fabrics are approximations. The peacocks, rudraksh beads and mango motifs that are woven into a Kanjeevaram or a Banarasi are not exactly alike.
The trained eye can spot imperfections in the warp and weft of the weave. Often there are threads sticking out.
Alankrit at New Delhi Aga Khan Hall at Bhagwan Das Road, Delhi - Events High
The same applies to block-printing and often, it is these imperfections that are touted as a badge of honour. But most Indian embroidery traditions are built on meticulousness. One among them being the Parsi gara embroidery, which originated in China but the motifs of which have been localized.
To be confronted with a room full of Parsi gara saris is to experience what an obsessive eye can do to a garment. Most of his textiles are exported but he showcases a few locally. These garas were once patronized by a wide swathe of society.
Chikankari Exhibition by Alankrit at Chennai - Events High
They have now become saris used for special occasions. Ashdeen Lilaowala is a textile researcher, and author of Threads of Continuity, under the aegis of the Parzor project.
His New Delhi-based atelier also creates gara saris and Western style clothes. His partial solution to the problem of the disappearing gara sari is to tailor blouses, tops, long dresses and sheaths embellished with gara embroidery. The black cheongsam embroidered with white egrets that is hung at the entrance of Cinnamon is stunning; as are his blouses with butterflies flying all over it.
Objects of beauty become so for many reasons: Even for those who live south of the Vindhyas, it is easy to marvel at the craftsmanship of these saris. As the Parzor website says, the gara saris reflect a confluence of four cultures: Persian, Indian, Chinese and European.
The gara embroidery originated in China when Parsi merchants lived and worked there. Gone were the dragons, koi fish, and other Chinese icons.