Ganesha Chaturthi. I took a leave from school and mom and I did the puja. We did it usual way with our metal idol. We don't have to get him home each year as he is already at home. Permanently.
Post puja, I was trying to write a few poems. My muse was gone and I was trying my best to call him back. I wrote half a poem. Better than nothing...
I and mom decided to go to a Weavers Exhibition in Aga Khan Hall, near Mandi house. I ended up buying more stuff than I wanted.I bought a Kanjeevaram,an Uppada, a Dhakai Jamdaani, an Indigo Chanderi and a bamboo saree. I also bought a few kantha blouses. I would have bought more but mom said I ought leave something for Dussehra/Diwali shopping!!
My mom is very knowledgeable about handloom weaves. She can recognize easily the difference between handloom and powerloom products. I wasn't aware of that!
I gotta stop buying sarees. I have more than enough now.
By the way, I am draping a greyish-mustardish Kargil saree and mom is draping a Passapali. Both new and without fall. I paired with a red Ikat blouse.