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Thursday, June 09, 2016

Want to don a traditional look, but stand out at the same time? Pearl Mathias & Jagruti Verma bring you five of the best places to find hand-embroidered sari’s for your next occasion

Julie by Julie Shah

Julie Shah designs her hand-embroidered sari collection for her brand Julie, with a variety of fabrics, exquisite styles, beautiful prints and exclusive embroidery in a variety of colour palettes. She believes that a sari highlights the beauty of a woman in the most graceful manner. The brand sells resham, cutdana, zardozi, sequin work, French knots and moti saris.
Price range Rs 28,000 to Rs 52,000
Where 11 B, Girikunj, N S Patkar Marg, Kemps Corner
Contact 23807070/ 23870101

Sabyasachi’s spring-summer collection includes saris that are made using a variety of embroidery forms including zardozi, chikankari and mukaish, which are presented on a refined palette of ivories, dusty pinks and pale pistachios. The range on offer includes saris with chiffon appliqué work, moti highlights on a tulle base and kali styled pleats that have thread-work highlighted with sequins. Their heritage line, Varanasi, which takes a deep look at Banaras textiles, crafts as well as prints and embroidery, includes a beautiful collection of Banarasi saris in soft hues, as well as vintage zardozi lehengas. Sabyasachi saris are a beautiful amalgamation of hand-woven base fabrics from Banaras, with vintage odhnas. Their ensembles are not only meant to pay homage to Indian craftsmanship, but also generate more employment for skilled artisans.
Price range On request
Where Ador House, 6 K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort
Contact 22044774/75

My Beautiful Embroideries
The saris at My Beautiful Embroideries are inspired by Chinese, Persian and Indian techniques. One of their specialties is their Parsi Gara work. Most of their clientele include expatriates, brides and families who are shopping for their trousseau, and their designs are an example of how centuries-old art can be relevant even today! They use fine thread to delicately embroider images of flowers, birds and animals on modern fabrics such as silk georgette and silk chiffon.
Price range Rs 25,000 to Rs 70,000
Where C/o DBS Corporate Services, 213, Raheja Chambers, Nariman Point
Contact 40509324/40509466

Bubber Couture
Bubber Couture is known for their rich, embellished, zardozi embroidered saris, which are crafted with Indian aesthetics in mind, but still have a modern drape. Subtle ombres, foil prints, offbeat colour combinations and great embroidery are what make them unique. They also make customised saris, where the client can choose the colour, style of shading, embroidery and fabric to suit their own taste, complexion and budget. In fact, clients can choose between a regular sari drape, a sari gown or a lehanga sari. 
Price range Rs 16,500 onwards
Where Bubber Couture, Marine Lines
Contact 9820709875/ 9819980846

2Divine houses an elegant collection of hand-embroidered saris that have been designed by Dimple Nahar and Dipthi Balgiri. Each piece is made in georgette and net, with sequins, zardozi, kradana and resham work as embellishment. The hand embroidery highlights the motifs on each piece and gives the borders an elegant touch. The saris are available in various colours and the designs are created based on your needs for different occasions.
Price range Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000
Where Dongarsi Road, Off Teen Batti, Walkeshwar
Contact 23672424/ 23672948

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