Her mother, a musician, always told her that she was born to the tunes of Yamuna Kalyani and maybe that is why she is as beautiful as the raga itself. And, as a little girl, it made her cheeks turn pink in embarrassment. As she learnt the raga for the first time today, as she discovered every note that lay in its mellifluous arrangement of melody. She fell in love. First with the raga, then with her mother, and then with herself!
This blue sapphire and silver drape in linen and zari is a vision by itself!
Length: 6.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches
Blouse Piece: Yes, the saree comes with a running blouse piece as shown in the 5th image
Wash Care: Dry wash
Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse called Rati
Fabric: Linen Zari
Disclaimer: The pictures are clicked in daylight. Colour may vary slightly from the image due to the screen brightness
Linen is one of the oldest and most widely used fabrics thanks to its versatility. Particularly in countries that experience hot summers for a large part of the year, Linen exists more as a soft summer breeze that just happens to cover up their body as clothing! It feels oh-so-comfortable to the skin while appearing crisp and sturdy even in humid conditions. However, it is not a bed of roses to make a Linen saree. The stunning Linen saree come from pretty hardcore and labour-intensive procedures. Flax is grown (it takes around 100 days to cultivate) and its fibre is separated before it is woven into fabric. Each of these processes involves manual labour and extensive physical work. The separation of flax fibres involves a process called retting and the weaving is done with specific counts as per requirements. The earliest Linen in Egypt is said to have had a thread count of 450 to an inch, which is finer than anything woven today! In a world of factory produced fully machine made fabrics, the Linen stands stubbornly demanding the involvement of hand-work. So, the Linen that reaches you is a story of these heroes who pack in that extra little bit of love along with their amazing work.
This saree is a blend of linen with zari that gives the fabric an ethereal look and feel! Zari has always been used to infuse that special glow, making fabrics look festive and full of shine. As the zari celebrates you by building a halo of light around you, revel in the beauty and join in the celebration!