This post is part of the Chennai Bloggers Club’s CBC VIBGYOR BLOG TAG where some of us will write a post on the colours of VIBGYOR each day starting 1st of September to the 7th of September.

The colour theme for today’s post is INDIGO !

Another place which I fondly hold dear to my heart is Kanchipuram. The temples, the ancient history and the vibrant and colourful silk industry make it all the more a treat to the eyes.

Here is the lovely INDIGO thread used in the making of a silk sari…what a beautiful creation of art !! I was amazed at the way, these looms work and how much of hard work goes into making a sari, the traditional hand-woven way.

It’s a heart-warming thing to know that such weaving art has not succumbed to the industrialization and people still order their wedding saris, with the specific design and colors, to be handwoven. Β Once we actually see the hard work that goes into the weaving of a sari, we’ll never bargain on the price nor wonder why the handwoven silk sari is priced so high. There needs to be value for the labor involved.

The Silk Sari Loom at Kanchipuram
The Silk Sari Loom at Kanchipuram
Hand weaving is real hard work
Hand weaving is real hard work



14 Replies to “Indigo…”

    1. Oh yeah, Sushmitha, a trip to Kanchipuram, to view the weavers artistically creating a sari and to shop for one, is a must in every woman’s life… πŸ˜€
      You should make a trip…


  1. I always get confused… indigo, prussian blue, navy blue.. some other varieties of blue.. but that sari looks awesome .. this means there should be a post on violet as well no.. mm and what a coincidence, some of us are doing a series of 7 for the same seven days on our blogs as well.. hop on .. u can link both if you want to.. contact corinne for details πŸ™‚


    1. Yeah…I saw the Write Tribe posts and stuff..
      But already got committed to this and sounded fun to do picture posts…see, there is no time to write much πŸ˜‰
      Anyway, yes that sari was too tempting to buy and wear…quite beautiful πŸ™‚


  2. Beautiful πŸ™‚
    I think Swaram also did some post sometime back on the weavers….. The message was the same – about how you will never want to bargain again if you see the amount of work that goes into it….


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