The sari pact moves ahead
An initiative to deepen the urban consumer's connect with the sari-creating community
For the longest time, the feted Parsi gara always left an area about a handspan across free of embroidery on the pallu. “It’s because the women draped the sari over their right shoulder and tucked the top end of the pallu at the back. That corner of the sari was never seen by anybody, so it made no sense to work on it," says Ashdeen Lilaowala, a National Institute of Design graduate and textile revivalist who has worked with the Parsi gara—the finely embroidered saris that are a vivid record of community history—for more than a decade.