Happy to share that my article on the Koorainadu sarees woven by the tireless weavers of Mayiladuturai was published in the Sunday Edition of Deccan Herald (Jan 12th, 2020). Do click on the following link to read it.
This post is a photo-essay of different designs in the Koorainadu weave so that you can appreciate the saree more.
Picture Courtesy: Ananjan Venkatesh
R. Manimegalai, the 54-year-old president of Kooraitex Weavers Society in Koorainadu (Picture Courtesy: Cooptex) Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/sunday-herald/sunday-herald-melange/go-that-extra-yard-793245.html
Picture Courtesy: Rohini Krishna
Believe it or not, but a weaver has to move his hands and legs at least 13,000 times to complete a saree. (Picture Courtesy:Co-optex) Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/sunday-herald/sunday-herald-melange/go-that-extra-yard-793245.html
It is now upon us that we patronize these weaves so that we do not lose these ancient weaving and art forms.