30 August, 2012

Zoya, the exquisite diamond boutique, A TATA product presents Banaras

Yesterday, in Taj Palace, Zoya and Khazana presented Banaras. They showcased how Tata has adopted a village of weavers and revived the handloom woven banarasi saris there. The saris are adorned by the staff of Taj hotels and sold in Khazana. I fell in love with banarasi handwoven traditional saris all over again. It was an extremely elegant do with a sit down pure vegetarian dinner, served traditionally in thalis. The evening showcased their exquisite Zoya diamond jewelry and traditional banarasi saris that take 6- 12 weeks to be woven. They were worn by very elegant women- few models, Miss India 2008- Parvathy Omanakutham, women from khazana, writers, lawyers, social activitists, etc.

I had worn a banarasi net Sari to the event.

Mouth watering vegetarian- rather vegan food. I gobbled down everything.

This was the centre decoration of my table.

Banaras backdrop with priests chanting mantras and doing banaras traditional aarti.

Parvathy Omanakutham opening the show

This of course was my favorite sari.

Parvathy Omanakutham again

Shivani Wazir

Kalyani chawla

Women from house of Khazana

2 western dresses showcased- made out of Banarasi fabrics

Parvathy Omanakutham again

Grand Finale