Monday, December 1, 2008
The 'Mekhala Chador' Comes of Age
During the last trip home it was a pleasant surprise to see the new avatar of the Assamese ‘Mekhala Chador’, the two piece form of the saree. It was in the newly done up silk store of ‘Silkalay’ in Guwahati, Assam that I came across these lovely new designs of the Mekhala Chadors put up in a very professional display on mannequins.
The unique blend of the traditional and modern made out of the finest Assamese silks of ‘Mugaa’ and ‘Paat’ is indeed impressive and will go a long way in preserving the affinity for this ancient attire even among the younger generations.
Okay, okay, I will try to get hold of some lovely live models to do the shots next time!