‪#‎100sareepact‬ Day 15. This one’s for you Mimi Piyali Dasgupta. Happy Birthday once again. When I spoke to her yesterday, she told me “ekta lal sari poro”. I don’t have too many reds and the one I initially took out was vetoed by everyone at home as maroon and not red. But coming from Mimi, I had to keep the request of course. So borrowed this one from my sister-in-law Sarmistha Sarcar. Sarmistha and I are always wearing each other’s saris, kurtas and jewellery. So, in a way we have double wardrobes! This is a khesh sari her mother got her from Santiniketan. Khesh is originally a kind of light cover (chadar, used like a thin blanket) made of old saris. The saris are shredded and woven again. Now the same weave is being used in saris. Notice the pallu. The blouse is an ancient one made from a ‘kotki’ piece my one and only Doepishi (pishi is father’s sister) had got me from Puri. This and a rust one. The Fabindia wooden bangles and Chambalama earrings are again courtesy Sarmistha. Photo credit my brother-in-law Sandipan Roy

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