I am wearing a pochampally cotton sari starched and maroon, on a hot summer day.
I show the boys a spray of hot sambar that I inadvertently spilt while cooking, that I am wiping off.

“but what are these white patches, ma. is it kaka-pee? or maybe they are indra’s lightning bolts?” firstborn wants to know.

a way way overdue lesson on ikat, coming up.


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    • what! I already wear starched saris! now I have to click pix too? sorry i have already crossed my activity limit, sue-ness. but i can pass you some sambar…, though!

  1. I have to agree with firstborn. Not a big fan of pochampallis which is why I don’t ever wear the beautiful black and orange one in my closet. It is my favorite color combination but, alas, a pochampalli, too. 😦

  2. I like Pochampallis and their second cousins, the Orissa Ikats. As a matter of fact, I love all things Ikat and someday, when I can afford to, I want to own one of those heavy- duty Patolas. Are you one of those people that religiously visits handloom exhibitions, sometimes just to sigh at all the beauty? (I am).

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