Come September and our ‘shopping needs ‘ seem to take a detour .In India this marks the beginning of festivities to come. Some of us welcome Ganesha home, while others begin the preparation for Dussehra and Diwali. With just a nip in the air and an occasional cracker ,I have no perfect words to describe this but to call it the ‘Dilliwali Feel’.
I have a cascade of memories associated with this season -of house cleaning, wafting aromas from the kitchen, to family rendezvous’.
Amongst all this one thing is a constant ,the ever present need for the sari. Over the years, I have come to realize that each women is indeed unique, beautiful in her own delicate way . While some of us stand elegant in a traditional sari others enjoy the drama to the hilt.
Banarasi sari. A Banarasi sari is a sari made in Varanasi, a city which is also called Benares or Banaras. The sarees are among the finest sarees in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk and opulent embroidery. The gentle femininity of this sari is beyond compare.
The Net or lace sari -For the more modern of heart ,the net sari beckons. There is something about the romance of this sari that charms our heart. If you have your heart set on one, Arab street in Singapore is the best place to indulge. Designers from all over the world sell sarees here. The array of fabrics ,be it vintage lace , fine net or chandelle lace all enthrall the heart. In Bangalore ‘Mysore Silk Udyog’ commercial street is a great place to make a pick.
So ladies enjoy shopping -wish you all a safe and fun filled and joyous season
Nidhi Chopra – Guest Contributor
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