07/04/2020 | Sreenivas Varadan
Choosing colors for silk sarees is one of the primary stages of production. This is because both the warp and weft threads must be dyed several weeks before the actual weaving takes place. Since silk absorbs color well and has a unique sheen to it, there are some colors that can be dyed only in pure silk yarn. In this article, we present some silk sarees in bright new exciting colors for this season!
29/03/2020 | Sreenivas Varadan
When it comes to crafting a silk saree, one of the primary aspects is the design. Given that software designing has grown rapidly over the last two decades, it is vital to carefully balance the authenticity of sketching with the various tools a software might offer. In this article, we review the stages of designing a silk saree, starting from the conception of the motif all the way to the fully woven saree.
25/03/2020 | Sreenivas Varadan
The novel Coronavirus pandemic, which began in the Hubei province of
China, has now spread to most countries of the world including India.
Although the number of positive cases reported have been low compared
to countries in Europe such as Spain and Italy, the virus could have a
disastrous impact on the fragile Indian economy. We delve into what
could be the potential aftermath of this virus on the cottage textile sector of India.
08/03/2020 | Vasini Varadan
Paisleys are one of the most common designs to be found woven on silk sarees; be it in the form of gold zari motives or thread work. What is the history of this design? How did ‘the paisley’ come to have such a strong influence on the design and crafting of sarees in India? Read more to find out!