A Story of The linen Fibre

As tender as the name and as strong as the flax plant from which it is made, comes the classic ‘Linen’ fibre that is used to make a wide range of garments from sarees, shirts, crop tops, kurtas and an endless range of preferred light-weight clothes. Genetically, linen fabrics are those that are woven or knitted in classic patterns so that the material allows the end-product to be thin yet ...Continue Reading

The Graceful Banarasi saree

Banarasi Silk Sarees Banaras originally is another name for the holy city of Varanasi. Benaras or Banaras is a common reference and the set of sarees that were woven originally in Varanasi came to be known as Banaras silks. Contemporary to the silk sarees of Kanchipuram from the south, Banarasi silk sarees are known for their zari and brocade designs inspired from the Mughal times. As an answer to the ...Continue Reading

Thai maasam – An auspicious beginning for the wedding season

As the music season dissolves into less frequent concerts and repertoires leading up to Shivarathri cultural programmes, what comes in between Margazhi and the Shivarathri spell is an interesting time of the year, that is the Tamil month of Thai, also called the wedding month. While margazhi paved the way for a reminder to be close to our cultural heritage and art forms, Thai is a strong reminder for us ...Continue Reading