KANAKAVALLI JOURNAL

VARNA SUTRA: NILA - INFINITY IN BLUES

VARNA SUTRA: NILA - INFINITY IN BLUES
In this edition of Kanakavalli's ongoing series Varna Sutra, we turn to the colour of infinity, a symbol of vastness: the universally loved shades of blue or Nila. This is a colour spectrum that combines ancient spiritual connotations with references to popular culture and a sense of the contemporary.
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Tending to the Sari

Tending to the Sari
Back in the day, when the kanjivaram was the everyday – almost obvious – garment of choice, its wearers formed with it a relationship so personal and affable; there was a certain rigour combined with a sense of ease that typified the way they wore and tended to the sari, the kanjivaram in particular.
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My first love...

My first love...
Nearly 24 years ago, just as I turned 16, my mother bought me a kanjivaram sari – a copper sulphate blue with fine zari all over its body and a thin border. They say that every kanjivaram is a seamless weave of memories that we make our own.
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