The handwoven world.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
There, blue with red border. Here, green edged with orange. And now walks in a landscape patterned with paisley.
One evening The Delhi Walla enters a room peopled with handloom saris. These saris are at the India International Center to celebrate Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, the woman remembered for reviving India’s traditional weaving styles.
The saris are wrapped around the graceful personas of Kamaladevi devotees. The venue is at the second floor and each time the elevator doors open, there is yet another sari to gaze at.
However, there is one short dress that is standing out due to its completely different character (see photo 15 below). It is seated beside a blue sari. This short dress, too, is lovely.
The Kamaladevi legacy