From khadi to cotton silks, Bangalore-based Shiuli Creations’ handloom sarees are as wearable for work as they are for an occasion.
Started by Uma Balakrishnan, Shiuli’s sarees feature Indian weaving traditions and classic embellishment techniques to create one-of-a-kind sarees, where traditional craftwork meets contemporary design. The range is rather small but each of the pieces is lovely. There’s a whole palette of colours available — bright yellows pinks and reds, but the dull shades are more pleasing to our eyes, particularly their hues of blue. This hand-block printed cotton-silk saree in a mellow shade of blue is great for an all-day look. Another classic totally on our wishlist is this soothing khadi saree that can be paired with a basic crop top or a super OTT blouse, depending on the look you’re going for. Another one we love is this one in indigo featuring clamp-dyeing and stitch-Shibori on a Chanderi silk-cotton saree to create irregular geometric patterns for a rustic touch.
For those who love to play it safe, you can’t go wrong with a basic black, white and grey — this one features a classic chevron print and comes with two blouse options. They also have a lovely collection of muslin Jamdani sarees, so for fans of Bengali/Bangladeshi/Mughal-oriented textiles, check it out. We like that most of the sarees are not OTT and can easily be slipped into daily use, with the possibility of making them dressy if the need arises. Although we must add that the sarees can get a tad expensive, especially if you’re not buying it for a particular occasion.
Price: INR 5,000-22,000
Contact: +91 9008029184 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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