The other cotton I packed to go to Calicut
A simple Sambhalpuri I picked up at Bhubhaneshwar airport . Flight delayed + hand loom outlet at Departures = one more Saree in my kitty.
But this simple white with a super thin vermillion border and the traditional Sambhalpuri Pallu was irresistible and an anytime welcome addition to my work wardrobe .
And it was perfect for the workshop I was conducting for the patient group here and it even survived a dare from 22 year old Latheef Abdul . As is our tradition , any Meeting Day is complete only after a visit to the beach . As we were sitting and chatting , young Latheef says Viji Ammai , you are in a Saree so I suppose you will not come into the water with me ? Of course one had to show the child Ammai in the Saree = Ammai in the water …