KANAKAVALLI JOURNAL

VARNA SUTRA : HARITHA - THE COLOUR OF LIFE

VARNA SUTRA : HARITHA - THE COLOUR OF LIFE
This week, in the first edition of Varna Sutra, we turn to the colour green or ‘Haritha' in Sanskrit. Green, the colour of life, comes alive in a myriad shades on the lush silks of the kanjivaram. It was one of the essential colours of the ancient craft, at a time before synthetic dyes came to Kanchipuram.
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Of warp, weft and coming together

Of warp, weft and coming together
In the context of classical dance, Bharatanatyam to be specific, a korvai is basically a dance sequence comprising two components. Korvais also find a place in the world of music, especially instrumental, and refer to structured rhythmic patterns that are usually a part of a performance, lending to it, a sense of grace and grandeur.
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