Parwathi Mirlay, Kanakavalli’s February Vignette, loves to surround herself with beautiful things, at work and at home. Perhaps that is why a graduate in Computer Science found herself running an antique store in Bangalore, a city that is a big part of who she is. In this month’s conversation Parwathi traces her journey, which weaves together elements of her training and business experience, with the passions and talents that she has both nurtured herself and inherited.
Parwathi’s love for antiques is rooted in her fascination with history and design, as well as the thrill of finding beautiful pieces hidden away in back alleys or old family homes, and restoring them to their former splendour. For her, travel is a sort of self-discovery, while travel writing and photography allow her to experience and capture stories and places in new ways. As she reflects on the past and the present, contemplating traditions of beauty and her own memories of the sari, Parwathi’s warmth and joie de vivre shine through.
Taking time out of a busy schedule, Parwathi browses through the Kanakavalli repertoire to curate a selection of saris that celebrate craft, memory and beauty. Shop the curation right here and read the entire conversation on the blog.