Picking up the threads
A textile and costume gallery will open at the CSMVS after 15 years
In an untitled poem, the late Marathi writer Shanta Shelke rummages through an old cupboard to find mothballed dresses. One of them is a green Paithani sari with a coconut motif within brocade checks. It was her grandmother’s wedding sari, and whenever Shelke held it close, it reminded her of her grandmother’s “soft, silken caress".