Stunning black and whites in Maheshwari

Published: 29th June 2013 01:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2013 01:24 PM   |  A+A-

The Black and White collection of Mira Sagar stands out for their fine weave and stunning design. The collection is on display at Tamanna in Panampilli Nagar till Sunday.

 This is for the eighth year that Tamanna is showcasing Mira Sagar’s exclusive designs in Maheshwari. Her passion for fabric and colours are reflected in the each piece on display. Be it the duppatta, salwar material or saris.

 The geometrical patterns in black and white interspersed with a touch of red bear a unique charm.

  They are available in both silk and cotton. This year Mira Sagar has also brought out a fine and elegant mix of cotton and silk as well that can be used for formal occasions too.

 The black and whites are reasonably priced. Duppattas range between `1,300 and 1,900. Salwars are priced between Rs 800 and Rs 1,300. You can mix and match the pieces. Blouses are available with saris with price tags varying between Rs 3,000 and Rs 7,000.

 Mira Sagar creates magic with Mahashwari.

Her fascination for Maheshwari began 21 years ago. Armed with her innate sense of aesthetics and design, she began to learn more about the weaves, motifs, colours and texture.  Mira has launched her own label (Vaya by Mira Sagar).

 Tamanna is the only outlet in Kerala which displays Mira’s ethnic pieces. They are available round the year in a range of hues and patterns. “Black and Whites arrive for Onam and the Beige collection for Christmas and New Year,” said Sherin Becker of Tamanna.

Mira used to work with Rehwa Society in Maheshwar before going solo. “I was passionate about fabric from my teens, especially handloom. Printing black and white designs is very easy for the weavers and I enjoy working on them. The majority of people are attracted to them. I always look back with satisfaction at the role Rehwa played in the overall growth and revival of the handloom industry,” said Mira Sagar over phone.


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