The nine yard nostalgia

The nine yard nostalgia
This one is for all the nine yard garment lovers around the city. Commonly known as a sari, the attire has managed to conquer every woman’s heart across cultures and traditions. Saris 2012, a three-day exhibition, will bring a collection of the handcrafted and hand-woven saris from across the country.

Organised by the Delhi Craft Council, the exhibition will focus on traditional works of weavers and artisans aiming towards reviving traditional hand-woven saris through techniques like block printing, embroidery and weaving which will be redone to suit the contemporary forms and designs.

‘This year we are delighted to exhibit the work of 20 participants bringing numerous types of saris in traditional Indian weaves to the event. The range of textiles include tussar prints, weaves from Assam, Banaras and Bengal, ajrak printed sarees, Chanderi and Ikat sarees, south Indian weaves along with Parsi embroideries. We have tried to include several varieties from many different states across India,’ said Purnima Rai, President of Delhi Crafts Council.

The Delhi Crafts Council, in recognition of traditional weaving skills, will also honour  Hilal Ansari for his fine weaving of Maheshwari Sarees this year.

‘Saris 2012 is an endeavour to bring the Indian garment into focus and appreciate the artisans who create amazing textiles. It is to ensure that the sari does not become extinct,’ said Kamayani Jalan, Treasurer of Delhi Crafts Council.


When : 18 to 20 October
At:  Aga Khan Hall
Timings: 11.30 am to 7.30 pm.
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