The saree is an utterly feminine, elegant and gracefully draped garment. There is nobody who quite wears a saree like an Indian woman. It’s inevitable with the sizable textile industry that has been in existence since eons. Our rich handloom tradition is one of them. Undoubtedly, anything that is made so painstakingly with hands is a labour of love.
My belief in handloom sector gets firm as its one of the most recognizable parts of our culture. And if you love your culture and fond of various art forms, what better way to amalgamate sarees with ancient art forms, depicting various folklores.
Owing to my present status as a fashion blogger, I have been fortunate enough of seeing, feeling and many times wearing some of the exquisite art forms of India. My thirst for various exquisite art forms, those too on six yards seems doesn’t seem to seize now. Whoa! ‘The more I unearth the more I fall for it.’
If you are looking for sarees which are perfectly rooted in Indian traditions yet come across contemporary, wait no further. Artisan Saga, an eminent name in the field of curating state of the art sarees from all across the nation, is all set to launch their never seen before summer collection.
Kaushik and Seema Agarwal, the brains behind Artisan saga have been exhibiting their keen sense of rich heritage and culture for a long time now. This husband-wife duo has been directly involved in sourcing, designing and customizing handwoven sarees from all across the country.
On asking Seema about the inspiration behind creating this series, she quips ‘Artisan Saga, in keeping with its spirit and aim, re-introduces the old art forms in their new avatar as wearable Art & launches a series of exquisitely Hand painted Sarees, called, ‘THE INNER CONNECT’, where the Six Yard finds its new expression by way of Canvas & embarks you on an inner journey. Our concepts have evolved from a deeper level of consciousness which have been beautifully expressed by our skilled & talented artist in the style inspired by Miniature Art and Raagmala Paintings.’
I am certain, you all must be curious to witness these state of the art sarees. Well I got to adorn and feel the following three sarees from their collection.
- The first one you can see here is a white Chanderi with ragamala painting- Chanderi is certainly the fabric of the season. As light as feather and elegant in style and if that saree is done up with the ragamala style of paintings, anyone would fall in love with it.
Ragamala paintings are a series of illustrative miniature paintings from medieval India based on Ragamala or the “garland of ragas.”They are considered as a true blend of poetry and classical music. They narrate various musical modes, ragas, of north Indian music. Each painting is accompanied by a brief inscription that suggests the mood of the raga, most frequently love – in its various aspects – and devotion.
This painting on the pallu of the saree depict daily life elements, and on border expressing the beauty in the joy of everyday life.
As told this creation is expressed through music and dance. On a deeper level, this art form expresses human aspirations towards divinity.These sarees are perfectly rooted in tradition while staying contemporary.
2.If you’re wondering what latest saree color trends are in for this season, don’t worry! White is very trendy this season. Drapes of these colors are a great option for daytime parties and weddings. So my second saree to write about is white chanderi yet again. This white chanderi saree with zari border depicts the divine raasleela with the gopis.
The Rass Lila or Rass dance is part of the traditional story of Krishna described in Hindu scriptures such as the BhagavataPurana and literature such as the Gita Govinda, where he dances with Radha and her sakhis.The double circle is typical expression in Jaipur style of painting, in the centre is the symbolic feet of Krishan Radha- the soul wedded to the divine and not easily visible and partially ,that too only to the seeker-in this case all the gopis are the aspirants, rest of the body has floral motifs and indicative of happiness and beauty.
Saree 3 – The colour pallet Artisan Saga has come up with is a true blend of subtle whites and bright hues for the people who love vibrancy in the wardrobes.
The deep orange chanderi saree what you can see me adorning has famous “DolaMaru “on Pallu .DholaMaru is a Rajasthani folk lore of love – companionship of true soulmates. It’s a romantic tale of Dhola and Maru. The border is floral indicating happiness, romance and beauty in their togetherness. The body of the saree has interesting motifs of elephant / camel & horse symbolizing the three royal elements which are seen in all the miniature paintings.Camel symbolizes love, horse for power, elephant for good luck.All the three elements are considered necessary to lead a happy harmonious life!
So, all you gorgeous saree lovers, aren’t these sarees amazingly exquisite and worth a collector’s choice. If you are in agreement with me, then my recommendation is not to miss them possessing in your closets and be rest assured to turn hundred heads when you drape them.
The sarees which are gonna take summer market by the storm are definitely here for all of us for grabs.
Ladies kindly block your dates for forthcoming launch of these sarees on 28th n 29th April 2018 at Gallery 1AQ, Mehrauli road, New Delhi and on the social media these will be launched on 30th of this month. To personally get in touch feel free to contact at 9971008407 .