February 3rd, 2021


53 Week Journey through the Land of Drapes and Colors: Week #52

For details on all the sarees I have posted so far, go here.

One of the bucket list, rather saree list, I had was to take photos with the background of Winter Wonderland. Finally my wish came true with the snow we had in December. Me and my friend, Sunita, did another photoshoot to capture the magic of white and fluffy snow.

I wore this handloom Banaras Organza (= Organza made in the city of Banaras, India) Bluish-Purple and Pink checks saree with Gold and Silver Zari motifs inlaid in the weaving; ending with a plain large pink bordered pallu (= part that goes over your shoulder and behind). I paired it with tailor-stitched thread and bead work blouse that came with the saree. I accessorized it with a long pearl necklace with gold pendant, and long hanging gold earrings; and color-coordinated bangles on my wrists. I bought this 6 years ago when I was visiting India.

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Meet Mahika, Indian Snow Lady !!!

If you have been reading my blog, you know that I have been doing a 53 week Saree Blog showcasing all the various kinds of sarees (= Indian draping garment) I have and giving a bit of history on them, as well as my idea of the theme for each photo.

As part of that blog I wanted to include one saree with the Winter Wonderland in the background. My wish came true when we had about 6 inches of snow last month. Me and my friend had fun taking pictures in the snow. I posted about it in my previous post

I also wanted to make a snow woman wearing a saree to match my Saree Blog theme, but the snow from December wasn’t wet enough to make a snowman. Luckily we got around 12 inches of snow courtesy of Winter Storm Cooper, two days ago. And a very wet snow at that; perfect for making a snowman.

Now I present Mahika, (Sanskrit female name for Snow and Frost), Indian Snow Lady, all decked up to match my theme. She is wearing a cotton maroon skirt with a multi-color border and large flat sequins stitched in the border; paired with a red velvet blouse and a sky blue chunni (= long length of material that is half the length of a saree) draped in Half-Saree model. 

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