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Interesting Way of Draping a GadwalSaree
A beautiful and ornate part of rich Indian textile heritage, Gadwal sarees that are produced in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh were originally used for Puja or other religious ceremonies. Known for it rich look, brilliants colors and ornate zari work, there are a number of elements that work together to make the Gadwal sari such a special and dear traditional garment. Showcasing some brilliant contrasts, the Gadwal sarees are especially popular for featuring one color on the body of the saree and another on the border and the pallu. They are also celebrated for exhibiting luxurious and elaborate zari work on the border and the pallu, making them simply beautiful to behold and ideal for formal events. The extremely intricate zari embroidery on the pallu of a traditional Gadwal sari fills the width and breadth of the available area display in gtraditional patterns such as the nature inspired paisley and peacock motifs as well as others that are inspired by religious architecture.
To unveil the beauty and the fine detailing of this intricate zari embroidery on the pallu and border, Shatika brings you a video featuring an interesting style of wearing a Gadwal Saree that is practiced by Tamil and Telugu Brahmin women.
In this style of drape, the pleats are created in the rear, instead of the front. The loose end of the sari is draped back-to-front over the right shoulder, and is pinned to the rest of the sari. The peculiarity of this style of saree wearing is the way in which one side of mundanior the pallu is tucked in the blouse beautifully exhibiting every aspect of the pallu in great detail.
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Weaving a eNew Story – The Handloom Weavers of India
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.