Gear up for Onam and Gowri habba with this pop-up sale
With the festive season just around the corner, The House of Taamara hosts a three-day exhibition-cum sale of handloom saris at its store. Specially meant for the festivals of Onam (August 28) and Gowri habba (September 16), the saris will include traditional kasav (off white with golden accents) and silk cotton weaves in bright hues.
“We wanted to do something special for the festive season. The Kerala kasav saris are elegant and ideal for smaller functions. Nirmala saris (a cotton and silk weave from Andhra Pradesh) are lightweight and perfect for the sultry weather,” shares Madhavi Rongala, who runs the store.
Mother-daughter ‘trio’, Asha, Alisha and Rhea Raghavan are the women behind the Kerala handloom label, Amodha, that aims to add contemporary twists to the traditional kasav. Unusual pieces like a Moroccan architecture-inspired jacquard silver zari kasav for something dressy or the gold kasav with a bright canary yellow pallu, with casual vibes will be showcased at the exhibition. “The kasav is a comfortable weave that doesn’t weigh you down.All our saris have some playful elements that make them contemporary and universally appealing,” shares Alisha.
Nirmala, on the other hand, is run by politician Kalpana Pidathala who has a passion for handloom textiles. Pidathala has worked with weavers located across rural Andhra Pradesh to create pieces that blend cotton with silk. Woven with locally grown premium cotton, the designs take inspiration from the rural motifs of the place they were made in, from the flora and fauna to temple architecture and sculptures. Available in an array of bright hues like royal blue, fuchsia and lime green, with thick borders and intricate pallus, they promise a festive look.
`3,500 upwards. August 6-9. At 12th Main, Indiranagar.