Delhi-based Red Earth, which organises festivals and works with various art forms, apart from curating contemporary Indian visual art, is hosting The Saree Festival in Mumbai.
What Is It?
The Saree Festival hopes to bring together various voices and ideas around the saree, in a multidisciplinary approach to celebrate the wondrous drapes. The festival comprises a mela, an exhibition, and sale of diverse sarees, numerous saree-inspired events and a really great styling workshop by Red Earth.
Anybody interesting in adding some gorgeous nine yards to their wardrobe should check this out. From Rajasthan to Bengal, traditional to contemporary, minimalist to quirky, this festival will have the a to zs of saree. Apart from that you can also indulge in accessories, apparel and other things that are inspired by sarees.
Why Should I Go For It?
If you want to see a diverse range of beautiful sarees from all over India, and maybe pick up a few as gifts for your wife, girlfriend or mother. Some of the sarees on exhibit will include Odisha tribal weaves and linens, printed sarees inspired by Pichwai art, black and gold sarees for Diwali, and natural dyed block print sarees.
There will also be a saree shopping walk through Dadar and Matunga, and a very interesting sounding poetry panel on the saree theme.
So We're Saying…
Get your groove on, ladies, and be #sareenotsorry.
When: Sept 23-25
Where: Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159-161 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort
Contact: 022 22844484
Check out their event on Facebook here.
Featured photos courtesy: Only Paithani