Yay for saris!

While cruising the internet in search of articles to satisfy both my Chantal Boulanger and non-Indians with India obsessions, I ran across this nifty article on saris:

Fabric Begets Fashion

I’m really happy to see the Westerners-in-saris category represented. It’s always good to see that I’ve got some company when I wear my sari out to a party or to work! Ladies here should really try them more often, especially in the summer…

And then additionally, unrelated to anything really, I’ve been attempting to recreate the ghagras in Mewari miniatures assuming they’re embroidered, but I am beginning to believe that perhaps they’re actually a geometric-style ikat fabric instead. I found some saris online that are sort of an ikat checker with a dot in the open space, and they look nearly exactly like the miniatures. They’re too pricey at the moment for me to want to buy just to experiment with, but they have given me some interesting insight (as has this article that credits ikats as being a traditional Rajasthani textile; I’ll have to research that some more).

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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6 Responses to Yay for saris!

  1. Shwetika says:

    Well said. Wear your saree well and often!

  2. ela says:

    Hi Laura. Ikat sarees are nice too.Want to ask you If you have ever tried Bhandege sarees from Rajastan or Gujrat?

    • HappyGoth says:

      I have one a friend gave me, but I’ve been looking for a nice cotton one for a while. I haven’t settled on one I like yet, but when I do, I’ll be sure to snap it up! I’m fond of Rajasthani and Gujarati fabrics (I like the block prints a lot).

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