We at Indian Selections wanted to give the sari a new dimension.The Sari simply deserves more. The six yards needs to be showcased in all their grandeur or in their sheer fragile beauty. The Sari is meant to be a thing of splendor, something to be cherished. Why not use them to drape windows? That way the weave, the embroidery and the colors would be showcased to an advantage. Perfect panels were made, and windows got themselves a whole new expression.
Delicately sheer or shimmering softly in rich hues, the Sari is an Indian woman's pride and joy. It is, quite fittingly, our National Costume. Most of us have our closets filled with collections given to us during our weddings by doting mothers, all individually gift wrapped, with matching blouses and petticoats - ready to wear. A few mothers I know have presented their daughters with a sari from every single state of India. Grand trousseaus they were, as this amazing country has 35 states and Union Territories, with outstandingly individual styles to call their own. Some states have even three or four acclaimed time tested techniques that pass down secretly from one generation to the next - awesome, lovingly created, signature collections.
The ones on indianselections.com will show you a contemporary expression of what originated centuries ago.
We at Indian Selections wanted to give the sari a new dimension. The Sari simply deserved more. The six yards needed to be showcased in all their grandeur or in their sheer fragile beauty. The Sari was meant to be a thing of splendor, something to be cherished. Why not use them to drape windows? That way the weave, the embroidery and the colors would be showcased to an advantage. Perfect panels were made, and windows got themselves a whole new expression. Fabulous curtains were the result of our research. Magnificent and excitingly constructed, or sheer and daintily embroidered. They had the right width, too - 44 inches. The palette of hues, shades, textures, and spectrum of weaves from India are an amazing study of work done over generations. We went through an entire gamut of them to finally come up with designs and styles that would suit American and European homes. Our designers put together textures, weaves, embroideries and colors that would enhance the way windows or pieces of elegantly draped furniture would eventually look. We went steps further, offering entire collections of coordinates - cushion covers, pillow cases, tab top curtains, drapes, etc.
Typically the Sari traditionally measures six yards of straight fabric, and is worn in innumerable ways across the country. Reviving it to some extent, designers are coming up with newer, more contemporary styles to suit the modern woman. They are spicing it up with crystal, tiny mirrors, sequins, and the most elegant hand embroidery and are dyeing it in colors a rainbow can only imagine. Honest. In fact, an imaginative weaver of thick silk Saris came up with a piece that actually has 54,000 colors woven into it. The best part of this whole exercise is that the Sari,instead of looking like one garish piece of shimmer that no self respecting woman in her right mind will touch with a mile long pole, actually looks lovely. It has, woven into a single length of silk, tradition, sophistication and class.So exquisite are these lovingly crafted pieces of art that you would be tempted to show them off, in imaginative, exotic ways.Sensuously grand, gold, silver and copper tissues have a regal appeal that stands out. Especially since we have worked with these fabrics, understood them and patiently sewn into panels and curtain. They speak a language of open opulence and make your windows into excitingly different masterpieces. Even you will be surprised at the range we have in our warehouses. Sometimes, we even surprise ourselves at the range of ideas a simple sari, meant to clothe the Indian female form can conjure up in our very imaginative minds.
Pleat it, panel it, or simply drape it in style. The Sari never fails to capture attention. Then again, if one wants to keep it whole, it can be used as a throw or elegantly draped over a sofa to create just the right ambience and go with the mood of a romantic, candle lit evening. And, your Sari enriches your life in more ways than one.