India is the land of festivals; with so many religions and communities residing within the subcontinent, it is only natural to celebrate our festivals with great pomp and show. The months of October and November are particularly festive, marked by the end of the Pitru Paksha, a two-week period wherein Hindus pay homage to their ancestors, and the start of Navaratri, the nine-day period celebrating the divine feminine. The wedding season, too, starts in full swing, and the markets are bustling with people purchasing new items for their homes. Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in the country, and every household engages with the festival in some way or form. Wearing yourDiwali special saree or purchasing some jewellery, is what adds the right glam to the festival of lights.
Just like our houses are decorated with lights and lamps, our floors with colorful rangolis and our tables with delicious sweets, similarly, we too must drape ourselves in exuberant, luxurious and beautiful clothing. After all, it’s the season when we embrace positivity and what’s more positive than draping a gorgeousfestive wear saree? There are so many ideas we can adopt:
- We can go for atraditional saree look for Diwali. This could be the traditional weaves like a Katan Silk Banarasi Saree or a Kanjeevaram Sarees. Thesefestive wear sarees are also great for weddings.
- We can go for lighter weaves like Chanderi or Georgette. In fact, a delicate Bandhej work on a pure georgette weave is dreamy and different. With these sarees, we can also experiment with blouses too.
- Yet another idea for afestive wear saree is a luxurious yet eclectic Ikat Patola Saree; this is one of the perfectsarees for festive occasions because it marries different colors in the most beautiful of ways.
- If not weaves, then colors, patterns, and motifs could offer you the variety you need. Brighter colors like yellow, orange, pink and red are considered auspicious in these months. Perhaps you could wear these colors or contrast them with blues and greens or even purple. You can also wear a saree that is heavy on motifs. Perhaps an alluring sona rupa aada jaal or an angoor jaal could be your choice.
Weaver Story'sparty wear saree collection, or Utsav is perfect for the festive season; there is a large variety of sarees that can enlighten your Diwali. There is something about wearing a saree that gives us the feel of embracing our divine feminine selves; a saree accepts our body types, and it accentuates our silhouettes and drapes around the goddess that lives within all of us. A saree is one of the traditional garments that can be draped in numerous ways and each of these drapes gives the saree a new look. Going back to the Indus Valley Civilization, the saree has come a long way today. However, its constant evolution is a testimony of a saree’s relevance in all ages. Weaver Story’sfestive saree collection explores the perfect selection of drapes that can enhance our experience.
Let’s take a look at a few options :
1. Adorn Red like the Goddess Laxmi herself : -
The goddesses in our scriptures often wear red and even adorn their hands and feet with Alta, a red dye made out of betel leaves. Red is the color of auspiciousness, and its only fair to adorn a red saree. The Handloom Red Pure Katan Silk Banarasi Saree with Aada Sona Rupa Jaal is an exclusive piece that promises great fortune in our lives. This saree is intricately crafted by skilled artisans and weavers and promises the wearer to feel its grandiose which is routed in Hindu tradition. A combination of intricate zari and the luxurious Katan fabric come together to give us an experience of joy and prosperity. Handloom Red Pure Katan Silk Banarasi Saree with Aada Sona Rupa Jaal.
2. Embrace Yellow like the gentle light of an earthen lamp : -
Whether it’s the light of the blinking electric string lights that you’ve decorated your house with or the simple yet divine earthen lamp with cotton wicks dipped in ghee, the color yellow represents the triumph over evil, positivity over negativity. The Yellow Handloom Sona Rupa Pure Katan Silk Banarasi Jangla Saree with Leaf Motifs is an excellent pick. This saree is bright and all things positive. The intricate work done on the garment will make you shine like the lights of Diwali itself. The saree is also perfect for sangeet and haldi ceremonies. The Banarasi jangla is revered by the world around and makes the saree yet another must-buy.
3. Embrace florals like the delicate marigolds, jasmines and roses :-
Flowers are important for decorating our temples, especially on the auspicious function of Diwali. Flowers bring with their liveliness and auspiciousness, and we can translate these qualities into our lives by wearing a saree with a floral jaal. The is an exquisite pick. The green is reminiscent of the shades present in a peacock’s feathers. This saree is celebratory in every sense of the word.
4. Go for Pink, the color that represents love, innocence and an unrestrained power:-
Pink is a natural choice for many of us; the color looks lovely on every person. We find pinks in the flowers we offer to the gods and in the colors, we use for making rangolis. The Handloom Pink Banarasi Saree with Maheen Jaal and Orange Border is an exquisite pick and promises to make your Diwali brighter!
Weaver Story’s Utsav is a collection of festive drapes that offers us a chance to brighten up our Diwali. These sarees are perfect for auspicious occasions and enhance the quality of our wardrobes. The saree suggested above offers us a chance to embrace a Diwali that comes after a havoc-wreaking pandemic which took us away from the little joys and lights of our lives. So, let’s go all out this Diwali and celebrate with all the joy in the world. May this season bring you great fortune and prosperity.
Author - Uma Shekhawat