It is my favourite time of the year; a festive atmosphere coming alive with dhol tasha beats and of course, plenty of modaks. Our favourite Bappa – Ganpati is here 🙂 And with him, there is the opportunity to bring out the more dressy silks that otherwise cannot be worn at work!
This year most of the mandals and homes have opted for more eco friendly versions in the idol, deco, etc. and as we do not bring an idol home, I thought I can at least express my solidarity by going green in my dress over these 10 days. And so it was that I picked this lush green pure silk saree from my wedding trousseau to wear to work today.
With a thick yet soft silk drape, the saree is easy to wear and feels very comfortable, like an old friend. This saree was part of the trio of sarees in my wedding trousseau that came from my husband’s side (yes, they also added to my trousseau). The saree comes with an off white and gold border that adds a different touch and made this saree refreshingly different from the traditional zari borders of that time. The border has small peacock motifs in orange and purple and this same design on gold zari forms the resplendent pallu. Even today this almost two decade old saree manages to look contemporary and gets compliments every time I drape it!
The picture here unfortunately does not do justice to the pallu, or the entire saree. But I picked it anyways to showcase two of my colleagues, Anagha and Soniya. Smart young ladies from the young gen who have been inspired to bring out their own saree collection 🙂

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