Souvenirs from Odisha, India

 

Posted this on my FB page www.facebook.com/Aparnablog today 🙂 🙂

“Hope you’re having a Great Tuesday! Decided to check in briefly to do a fast and easy post with old pics.

This post is about something that I’m very passionate about – Indian #handlooms and #textiles. Whenever I travel around India, always visit the handloom emporiums and purchase something authentic from the area. For example, my favorite places to shop/window shop are Shilparamam (a great place where you can purchase directly from weavers) in Hyderabad, Baba Khadak Singh Marg (has emporiums from all states of India) and Dillihaat in New Delhi. And whenever, I’m window shopping in the US and come across some exquisite designer apparel and check the label, more often than not I find “Made in India” written on it or mentioned that the fabric was sourced from #India! 🙂 🙂

However, it’s unfortunate that many of our weavers who are the custodians of this rich and precious heritage are suffering, and not receiving as much support and appreciation as they should. So I’m planning to do my bit by posting on our handlooms. Apart from being interesting it would also help me get some skeletons out of my cupboard 😉

When I visited Odisha two years ago, purchased quite a few beautiful handloom kurtas, dresses and saris from Utkalika and Boyanika there, especially because there was a great discount going on. They had many ready-made shirts and kurtas for men as well! These are photos in all cotton ones. Hope you “like” them! 🙂 🙂
#WearHandloom #Handloom #Khadi

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