Overview for Saris: Splendour in Threads
Splendid and elegant, Sari is undoubtedly the most important cultural symbol of India. This garment has been in existence for millennia, with evidence of its presence going back to the very beginning of the Indian civilization. The book depicts the journey of this unstitched garment from ancient times through successive lines of royals to modern India. It dwells into the unparalleled skills of master weavers and craftsmen and the unmatched beauty of various saris across the length and breadth of the country.
The book covers the history cultural impact and artistic merit of the sari; while showcasing the textile nd craft specialists and organizations responsible for its continuing recognition today. It explores, through interviews and case studies, weaver communities that create the various types of saris, and patrons who are responsible for its popularity around the globe.
It features views of prominent women from the corporate world as well as classical dancers, and artistic who have popularized the sari and leading designers who have turned the sari into an exclusive fashion statement by incorporating traditional weaving techniques into their work.
The book is a visual treat and a pleasant read with an easy understanding of the distinct features of various saris from different parts of India.