#7 on the pact is this 25 year old beige tussar, with smart red checks and tiny red buttis, and a lovely red temple border. The saree was a classic then and continues to be one even today; one of those sarees that look elegant on simply everyone.
Once again, this is my sister’s saree, and I remember her buying this from an exhibition in Mumbai almost 25 years ago. She wore it a couple of times and then when I started draping sarees, I wore it several times as well, till one day it became mine 🙂 Makes me think of how many of my sister’s sarees I have inherited jabardasti! But that’s a story I will save for another time.
So it was this morning when I peeped into my wardrobe for a saree, that this one, right at the back beckoned to me… The silk of this saree is quite thin and with time, has worn out in quite a few places. As I examined it in the sunlight I could see the memories it has collected over several drapes with my Mom, sis and me over the years… that stubborn haldi stain from a cousin’s pre wedding festivities, that hole in the pallu from the time it had got wedged into a door end, ….
And I decided I must drape this today, before it gets too old to wear anymore. So off I went to work today, draped in this saree and a chunky red necklace to match.
As it turned out, same evening I had to step out for an unplanned dinner with colleagues, at a very trendy restaurant. With no opportunity to change, I was a bit apprehensive about my choice of saree, until the compliments of “what a classic saree!” started coming in 🙂