Back after almost a week. Some important chores at home.. also got busy binge watching a detective serial. It is sometimes good to break free from a very disciplined life.. So it’s “line of Duty” for the last four days.
Back with #pastels_ki_bahaar for @sareesaatsamundarpaar. A minty Jamdani woven in Phulia bought from Shymal Babu during my last trip to Bhilai. I was so surprised to find such an affordable Jamdani with him. This one is less than ₹1000/-. Can’t believe because it’s so beautiful. The colours used in the saree, the design elements..everything so perfect. My utmost regards to the weavers. Muslin died but the Jamdani travelled and survived in many forms.
Why are the same sarees so expensive in exhibitions these days specially in metros!!!!
I miss the exhibitions at Pragati Maidan. The whole idea was to buy directly from the weaver. The weaver made his money & the buyer too came back happy. It was a win- win situation for both.
This humble saree for no reason has taken me back to those Pragati Maidan days in Delhi. That’s where I actually got introduced to the weavers. It was fun strolling in Hall of Nations, Nehru Pavillion & watching films in Shakuntalam theatre. I remember watching the movie “The House on Garibaldi Street” giving full account of the capture of Adolf Eichmann..Some memories just stay with you.
I wonder why inspite of the protests from the renowned Architects of the country those beautiful buildings were razed to the ground.
The venue and the event were meant to celebrate 25 years of India's Independence.
It was a huge complex of buildings, covering over 150 acres sprinkled with many lawns, overlooking the historic Purana Qila, which stood opposite Gate no 1. These buildings were fine examples of post-independence architecture designed by architect Raj Rewal. They were acknowledged the world over as “icons of modernity”. We have destroyed a part of our architectural heritage by razing them to the ground.
Pragati Maidan is part of my early memories of Delhi as a student.
Swipe to see a picture of the magnificent exhibition ground loved by all handloom lovers in Delhi.
#saree112 /Post 485/ 26th May 2019 . - 15 minutes ago