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    Dastkari Haat Samiti presents weaves from across India

    Since its inception earlier this year, The Registry of Saris has been doing its bit for Indian weaves. “When the 100 Sari Pact completed one year, Ally Mathan (who started the pact) wanted to do something more meaningful to bring back the love for the nine-yard drape,” explains Jaya Jaitly of Dastkari Haat Samiti. After bringing down designers like Ashdeen Lilaowala known for his work with Parsi Gara saris, Vijayalakshmi Nachiyar of Ethicus (a farm-to-fashion brand that makes eco-conscious garments) and Rajib Debnath, a muslin weaver from a remote village in West Bengal, TRS has now teamed up with the Samiti, which will be showcasing saris
    woven by artisans across Northern India.
    “I chose to go with weaves from places like Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat and Rajasthan because these are not very easily available in the South,” says Jaitly, who has curated the collection that will be available at the pop-up. Sari lovers can pick from weaves like Bhagalpuri, Chanderi, Maheshwari, Kota, Bhujodi, Gamcha and Kotpadi.
    “They have been carefully selected by me and I’ve
    ensured that there are at least
    five to 15 pieces of each variety. Totally, there will be about 200,” reveals the former politician.
    Jaitly, who will not be in the city for the two-day exhibition, is excited about her forthcoming project — a workshop in Jaipur educating artisans on using digital techniques to make the most of their traditional art works.

    Rs 1,500 upwards. Today and tomorrow. At The Registry of Sarees, Domlur. Details:
    facebook.com/TheRegistryOfSarees

    — Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo

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