22 March, 2018

Chanderi Saree

This Gossamer Chanderi saree is more than two decades old. It belongs to the era when the saree borders, unlike today, were thinner. Chanderis were not designer and had no lotus or peacocks or bird motifs. At the most saree had small butis spread all over. Today this muted colour palette is difficult to find too. It is a beautiful silver grey or flint with a hint of blue or maybe mauve. Thankfully this Chanderi is sans any gold zari and has muted thread work woven in the border, pallu and buti. I still have its original blouse in which I fit into but I really wanted to add a different colour. 
This is a light-weight saree having the delicacy of sheer gossamer that is further combined with the qualities of both silk and cotton. 
Dig into your old collection of sarees and discover the joys of wearing vintage beauties. Do not ever discard your traditional sarees ever. They never go out of fashion. The older they are, the better they look.

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