The Saree Festival by Red Earth is on right now, and we’re absolutely awed by the collection. Apart from the dance performances and workshops, here’s what you can wrap up with.
Galang Gabaan has brought diverse tribal sarees from Odisha that we are absolutely loving. The checked sarees of Santhals, handcrafted stoles of the Dongria Kondha, organic sarees of the Mirgan community, and ikat sarees inspired from Saura paintings are what you definitely need to check out once you’re at the festival.
Lightweight, colour-blocked summer sarees, here we come.
We have only good things to say about the Mughal-inspired Zardozi, Jaipur’s Gottapatti, Udaipur’s Danka and the contemporary embellishments by Kyra by Nina+Deepika. These are rich, heavily worked on sarees that need to have a spot in your wardrobe as statement pieces.
Pranami’s Waves does mekhala chadars, sarees and blouses using indigenous silks like the Muga, Eri & Paat. She also uses fabric from across the country, but we specifically like the traditional Assamese motifs that have been redesigned and reinterpreted using embroidery and weaving techniques from other cultures.
A natural dyed and hand block brand, Resha does sarees that use only vegetable dyes and organic cotton. They have a bunch of prints like dabu, bagru, ajrak, clamp dyes and kahla cotton from Kutch and Bagru. These pieces are our daily jam; we hope you’re getting your hands on these.
Read more about the Saree Festival here.
When: Apr 13 – 17
Where: Alliance Francaise, 72 Lodhi Estate
Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh
Price: INR 500 onwards
Timings: 11am – 10pm
Contact: 011 41671100, 41764054 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org