New boutique alert! This one is for all you ladies out there.
Drop in at Namrata Weaves if you're looking for traditional, handcrafted sarees. The designs here blew our mind and we're sure you will love them too. Namrata Mitra, the owner, stocks beautiful sarees, lehengas and jewellery in different designs and patterns.
You'll find sarees in all kinds of fabrics from kanjeevarams and ikkat to handwoven silks and organza. A lot of the sarees have unique floral prints and embroideries done on them. The pieces are designed by Namrata herself. We spotted an elegant pistachio and matte gold saree made of tussar silk with intricate jaal meena Banarasi weaving done on the borders. You can easily wear it for functions and festivals. If you're looking for something more fancy yet graceful and elegant, go for this pretty handloom silk one with ajrak print and matte gold borders on it. Pair it up with a black colour blouse and you're all set to rock any occasion.
All of it is made by hand. You'll find a lot of zari, zardozi, cutdana and gota patti (to name a few) embroideries done on the pieces. Most of the range is formal and occasion wear but you'll get casual ones as well. You can also pick a blouse from Namrata's catalogue and she'll get it stitched for you.
But if it's jewellery that you are looking for, then her collection of kundan pieces (necklaces, rings and earrings) will leave you impressed. It's made in different combinations like this piece we saw made of kundan and stone. There's another made of stones and pearls with a Rajasthani-style embroidery perfect for weddings.
Namrata does bridal lehengas as well and also stocks a limited range of potli bags. Prices for sarees start at INR 1,800, lehengas at INR 5,000 and jewellery at INR 600.