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Varna Sutra: Antar Anga - Checks & Stripes

Varna Sutra: Antar Anga - Checks & Stripes
This month we look at the various patterns that make up the body of the sari, focusing on the Kattam and Vari (checks and stripes). The weavers of Tamil Nadu possess a skillful mastery over the weaving of checks and stripes. The end result is a powerful visual and emotive force of expression.
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Varna Sutra : Ratna Mudra - Kanjivaram's Motifs

Varna Sutra : Ratna Mudra - Kanjivaram's Motifs
The jewellery motifs used in a kanjivaram sari pay homage to the art of jewellery in South India, to our ancestors who conceived these jewels, and to the skilled artisans who handcrafted them. A South Indian bride’s trousseau may traditionally includes these rich motifs as ornamentation on the kanjivaram drape.
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