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    Celebrate
    summer with House of Taamara’s saris

    Taking on the sweltering heat is House of Tamaara with their special Summer Love exhibition, this weekend. The collection featured will include cotton saris, blouses and tunics, that owner Madhavi Rongala feels are wearable all year round in Bangalore. “Though it’s called the Summer Love sale, the garments can easily be worn in all seasons,” she explains. The colour palette is a fine blend of summer pastels that extend from green and

    beige to yellow and blue, with a healthy dash of whites too.
    Woven wonders
    Designed by Taamara’s in house team and sourced from weavers they closely work with for the other collections in their store, in Kanchi, Chettinad, and Andhra, the line-up of saris includes ikats, kalamkaris, Kanchi and Chettinad cottons. “These saris are light on the skin, without being too simple, so I think it really works for someone who wants to keep it dressy yet non-stuffy,” shares Rongala. She picks out a telia rumal ikat cotton number that she feels will be a sure-fire hit at the exhibition. “As the name suggests, it’s as thin as a handkerchief,” she explains. She also points to a selection of Om-printed indigo kalamkaris, which she says is a rage with her clients. The saris can

    be paired with their ready-to-wear blouses that are skillfully hand-embroidered by artisans in various pockets across the country, from Tamil Nadu to Gujarat.
    The tunics on sale are HOT’s latest experiment to tap into the non-sari wearing demographic and are simple, with clean cuts and straightforward silhouettes in deep, solid shades. Next on their agenda is a collaborative exhibition every two months with designers who work with specific textiles like silk, cotton, khadi and more.

    May 8-10. `850 upwards. At 12th Main, Indiranagar.
    Details: 41607288

    —Rashmi Rajagopal

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