The Koorainadu Saree – a saga in revival ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

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.

https://www.deccanherald.com/sunday-herald/sunday-herald-melange/go-that-extra-yard-793245.html

This post is a photo-essay of different designs in the Koorainadu weave so that you can appreciate the saree more.

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
It was only in 2014 when T N Venkatesh, IAS, joined as the Managing Director of the Tamil Nadu Handloom Weavers’ Co-operative Society Ltd., popularly known as Co-optex that an attempt was made to revive the lost weave.
(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.

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