Conceived as a coming together of the musical and storytelling traditions around the most primaeval of all Indian garments, the saree, Shringaara, a 2 day women’s collective celebrates personal stories and memories.
Ever seen an intricately hand drawn kalamkaari and been mesmerized by its fluid lines and sharp details? It might not surprise you then to know that in ancient times, kalamkaari artisans were known as Jadupatuas or Duari Patuas. This can be translated to ‘magical painters’.
The red setting sun casts a haze over the Bharatapuzha river as we cross into Pallakaad, Kerala. We are on our way back after a fulfilling, tired day, well spent with our weaver Raju who weaves dreams on our Kerala kasavu sarees.