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The Splendor of Silk

BY RANI SHARMA, Raneez Boutique

Silk saris are the ultimate art expression of a 5000-year-old civilization. It has history and never goes out of style. Silk is spun in different parts ofIndia, and are known by many names- kanchipuram, paithani, patola, handloom silk, iqqat, pochampalli to name a few.

Patola– Here we feature a patola in a base shade of green with a carefully woven geometrical design in mustard shade. A finely woven light zari border is topped with gold and red horizontal stripes. Floral designs are delicately woven on the red base, making the pallu very attractive. The sari includes blouse material in red.

Raw silk designer sari- in rusty orange with thread and antique embroidery work with a contrast border and pallu.

Kanchipuram gold pure handloom silk sari with a light black border that is enhanced with zari motifs and rich zari work in the pallu.

Khadi cream black check antique gold zari sari is a designer’s creation. This beautiful sari has a very stylish border in pure antique gold with black trim. The pallu gleams in the light with zari work woven with thread to create multiple traditional patterns.

Red, black and white silk sari- This exquisite hand woven sari is an exclusive piece for a special person.

Silk saris are perfect for weddings, parties or as evening wear. They are always elegant and present our culture and the history of Indian art beautifully.

Dry cleaning is recommended.

Jewelry, Makeup and other accessories- Go for the “mesmerizing in traditional” look. Wear an onyx beaded necklace with a pretty silver pendent. Match with onyx earrings. Makeup- Brush a shade of light brown on the eyelids. Highlight lips with bright maroon lipstick. Style your hair loose and keep it in place with hair spray.

Purse- Combine with a pretty batua bag in deep green. Footwear- Wedge leather green sandals.

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