This is the saree of the year (SOTY), my daughter entered college. As she is the older kid, it was one of our first experiences, of our child getting into college and an event to remember. On this occasion, along with lots of blessings and gifts for their only granddaughter, my parents gifted me too with this beautiful kanjivaram with a traditional veldaari pattern in the body of the saree (these are the zig zag lines appearing all over).

Whenever I drape this saree, I remember with pride that my little girl has grown wings of her own and flown out on the journey to make a place for herself in the world.