A collection of best silk saris I captured at Khadi Utsav 2018 being held at Freedom Park, Bengaluru from 2nd January 2018 to 31st January 2018. I wish I could capture many others that I could just see.
Tribal motif in gold and red – it was love at first sight! The embossed effect created in weaving is just awesome!
I loved the light green and baby pink patches created over off white body, probably by localised dyeing (like Ikkat). Golden border enhances its look. Imagining its pairing up with bright (magenta or bright green or blue or multi coloured) rich brocade blouse…
The depth of colour is amazing! This uber rich border from a sari with orange warp and magenta weft stole my heart.
This is one of the messes I have ever liked in my life, colourful silk saris!!
The most intricate yarn dyed – Ikkats from Odisha… Worn with boldly designed blouses surely make the wearer look outstanding! I couldn’t take a close up view of Ikkats. But, I wanted to showcase Ikkat because I understand the pain of the maker to produce the patterns in yarns before weaving.
Beautiful Ilkal saris are our own state, Karnataka’s pride! I fell for the intense colours and checks – they are so classic!
More Silk Saris
Below is a gallery of some more lovely silk saris I photographed.
It is good to buy silk saris at exhibitions like Khadi Utsav. These are the places where we get at chance to directly meet the makers. So, we are skipping a middle person and so ensuring lowered comission. I have observed that they are fashionable, attractively coloured and reasonably priced. If you compare the cost with that tagged at a showroom, you will not be surprised the price is quite low in Khadi Utsav.
If you are a Bengalurian, you may already know about Khadi Utsav 2018 which is an exhibition conducted by Khadi and Village Industries Commission. Even if you don’t want saris, you will find a textile for your need and for your entire family. If you are still thinking whether to go or not, please read my reviews of Khadi Utsav 2017 (last year) and Khadi Utsav 2018 (this year). Make sure to visit Khadi Utsav 2018, you will not regret it! Thank you!