KANAKAVALLI JOURNAL

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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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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