Tuesday, 4 August 2015

33/100: Coimbatore cotton



Draping a saree no longer seems like a chore. Now I automatically reach for a saree. I look for comfort and find that in soft cottons. And when I drape my mom's sarees, it is like being wrapped in her love. I feel good whole day long.

My saree is a Coimbatore cotton characterised by the typical 'plain body , relatively small borders and rich heavy thread worked pallu' . The saree is finer than its Kanjivaram or Chettinad sisters , as its woven in finer count yarns . The motifs are achieved using slightly heavier yarn to get that raised dobby effect .. 

It belongs to my mom. But it is a handloom. The aanchal and the border are very good. I find the colour very soothing. One thing that I noticed today that the patli portion has lines. The body has booties all over. 

Blouse is handloom from another saree. And jhumkis bought from local market.

Photo credit: One of my students

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