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Why Sundari Silks In T Nagar Is The Holy Grail Of Saree Shopping In Chennai

Shreya posted on 21 July

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From Kancheepuram silks to Tussars and Patolas to Gadwals, Sundari Silks in T Nagar is where your search for beautiful weaves needs to end.

A Saree State Of Affairs

It is no secret that T Nagar, Chennai’s saree-shopping epicenter, is every driver’s worst nightmare. But if you dare to brave the traffic and chaos on North Usman Road, there’s a reward in store. Turn into Sundari Silks’ premises, and take refuge in the large, white, traditional Tamil-style building with its charming windows, its walls’ tiny alcoves with brass lamps and wooden pillars.

Much-loved for the experience it provides visitors, the shop is spacious and tastefully done-up. Sea green Athangudi floor tiles lend the space a sense of tranquility, and an atrium mimicking a small central courtyard allows the store to be flooded with natural light. Combine this with attentive, well-informed staff, and saree shopping here truly becomes a delight.

Started in 1998, Sundari Silks has been one of the city’s preferred saree destinations for close to 20 years. The reason is simple: an astonishing array of weaves can be found here. From heavy bridal Kanjeevarams, double ikat Puttapakas and vintage-royal Benarasis to chic Tussars, resplendent Patolas and trendy soft silks, the place is a treasure trove of sarees, diverse enough to cater to the young and old.

Apart from the more commonly sought-after weaves, the shop stocks Gadwals, Uppadas, Chettinad cottons, Kotas and Mangalagiris in plenty, as it does sarees with intricate Kalamkari work, Kantha embroidery and Shibori tie and dye. There is also the occasional rich Paithani or the evergreen Bandhini. With an aim to support the skill-intensive and slowly-languishing weaving sector, the owner, K Rajaram keeps tradition alive by sourcing unique handloom and handcrafted sarees from the country’s looms. The Koorainadu, for instance, or the now-rare Kodali Karuppur, have both been sourced and sold here, and there is a conscious revival of Korvai-woven sarees slowly dying out in the face of power looms.

Even if you’re not a saree person, Sundari has enough to keep you coming back. The first floor stocks salwar sets for women, kurtas and dhotis for men, dupattas, readymade clothes for children and reasonably-priced blouses. Want to give your home a make-over? There are enough Kalamkari rugs, cushion covers, bamboo mats, bed sheets and fluffy quilts to choose from. The second floor is home to handicrafts ranging from exquisitely crafted brass lamps to traditional and regional wooden toys and artefacts like key chains that make for excellent gifts. There’s also costume jewellery to browse through, as well as handmade bags and reams of blouse material {raw silk, Matka silk, Bagh, Ajrakh, Dabu, faux and real brocades} to match your sarees with.

 

#LBBTip

Sundari Silks hosts two very authentic sales each year, and the discounts are genuine. The crowds, naturally, are large and ever-so-eager, so make sure you look out for the sale advertisements!

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locationT.Nagar

36, North Usman Road, Opp. New GRT, Parthasarathi Puram, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai

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Clothing Stores

Sundari Silks

locationT.Nagar