From vintage saris to modern jackets — you can find a bit of everything at the HandsOfIndia show
Handwoven mangalagiri, ikat, donguria, delicately hand-printed single count mul-mul saris, vintage Chanderis, to ready-to-wear garments — the HandsOfIndia sale is all about celebrating India’s weavers. The organisation that works with 50 weavers and hand embroidery groups from all over India, is committed to provide employment to people in villages and small towns by encouraging their artistic capabilities. A runaway success, this year’s exhibition features some exquisite handiwork, including the extinct ‘ek-naali’ work from Chanderi. Apart from that, a huge array of saris, handwoven kurtis, and dupattas in chikankari, kantha, patti work, and aari etc, featuring the various embroidery forms of India will be the focus of the show. The sale will also feature a wide range of western and Indian ready-to-wear made from Pochampalli Ikat, not to mention a 100-year-old revived Tanchoi Benarasi sari, among others.
Rs 600 onwards. Till November 1. At Lady Jehangir Memorial Hall, Indian Express Circle. 9.30 am-8.30pm.