She smiled and the world fell to her feet. Aishwariya Rai has that kind of affect on people and she certainly has come a long way from being an architect to numero uno in the film industry! She found her soulmate in Abhishek Bachchan and the rest is history. At Shatika we admire her management of career and hearth. Recently she sent everyone in a flutter when she appeared in a gorgeous red banarasi saree, embellished with motifs and made it picture perfect with a kundan set. She was invited to have lunch with the guest of honour at the Republic parade .The French President Mr Francois Hollande. It was our very own Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who looked dazzling in a red banarasi and endearing with red roses in her bun. She made all heads turn at the special lunch hosted for the French President, Mr. Francois Hollande.

She was wearing a red Swati and Sunaina saree along with an elbow length sleeves blouse. Her hair was done up with roses and kundan jewellery completed her look. She looked gorgeous. She chose to wear a saree, as it is, quite evident that she is a saree lover. She is known to have sarees which are heirlooms and has exclusive pieces of all handloom sarees. She is just not a pretty face but her heart is in the correct place. She is the First Goodwill ambassador of Smile Train, a charity which works to give free aid to children who need cleft lip surgery. She supports eye donation and Stem Cell Bank.

The saree is an easy to wear garment, suitable for work, leisure or luxury. Paintings of Raja Ravi Verma depict the unstitched saree and also Rani of Jhansi is seen wearing a saree and fighting the English. It has survived centuries and truly it is the canvas of the weavers. Celebrities like Aishwariya, Deepika give it a sensuousness and glamour which even our shastras advocated for the women of India.

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Weaving a eNew Story – The Handloom Weavers of India

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Since the dawn of civilization, handlooms have been associated with excellence in India’s artistry in textiles and fabrics, and sari which is considered to be the most ancient piece of clothing has been inspiring generations of artists and craftsmen to weave their dreams and visions into creating exquisite handloom sarees. However with passage of time, just like the clacking sounds of the looms, the dreams and visions of these weaves too are fading away.In an attempt to bring handloom sarees back in vogue, Shatika has begun a revolution; a six yard sari revolution is a humble attempt at bringing back the lost love for handloom sarees. Dedicated to creating a unique interpretation of the age old craft, we travel to all colourful corners of the country visiting weavers,guiding them on the latest trends so they weave out the age old tradition with a modern touch and bring them online so you can savor the delights of hand picking them from the comfort of your homes.