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The Saree Festival Is Coming To Town Full Of Drapes And Workshops

Roshni posted on 10th October

What Is It?

Celebrating the elegance and timelessness of drapes, The Saree Festival makes way to town {for the first time} this week, after its Mumbai and Chennai editions. Just in time for the festive season shopping, too! Conceived and curated by Red Earth {a Delhi-based independent arts organisation}, the four-day event packs in a Saree Mela {exhibition and sale of sarees from across the country} and Saree Ka Gunijan Khana which includes everything from talks to workshops.

Who Is It For?

Saree lovers and shopaholics, this is where you can pick from traditional weaves, textiles and even some experimental designs to amp up your wardrobe. Never been a fan of sarees? Well, the festival might change your mind and open up a whole new world of options to you.

Why Should I Go For It?

Photo source - Anandi: Red Earth

Photo source - Anandi: Red Earth

Bringing together everything from handwoven drapes and Orissa tribal weaves to natural dyed block prints, the exhibition and sale {October 14-16} is your one-stop destination for sarees from around the country. Along with splendid Paithanis, Kotas, Ilkals and Chanderis, simpler linens and art-inspired prints also find a place here. With a selection of jewellery and vintage accessories on offer, you won't have to hunt around for matching accessories either. Going beyond just shopping, they have a Saree Styling Jam {October 14th} that takes you through different drapes and styling. Also on the cards is a show of Lady Anandi {October 13}, a performance by theatre artiste, Anuja Ghosalkar.

When: Thursday, October 13 to Sunday, October 16

Where: 1 Shanti Road, Shanthi Nagar

Price: Free entry, INR 3,500 upwards for sarees

Timings: 11am-8pm

Contact: +91 1141764054

Find the event on Facebook here for the schedule and more details.

Check out their website here.

Feature Photo: Resha