My mother was born after many boys into a family which yearned for girls. When she attained puberty, this Kancheevaram sari , expensive for those times, was gifted to her. The border is a Sputnik one( the year Laika went to space) and the large-motif pallu is by a weaver called Muthu and is termed Muthukumar thallapu. The sari is over 50 years old and in a colour similar to MS blue (after the legendary singer.) I wore this to the sareedate in Bangalore. Though I could share the story in person am happy to be able to do so here.

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