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A Rs. 40 lakh saree!

Discussion in 'Clothing & Apparels' started by Mythraeyi, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. Mythraeyi

    Mythraeyi Silver IL'ite

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    I found this interesting - wish they had a picture!

    Rs.4-mn sari bids for Guinness Book

    Chennai: A silk sari bejewelled with precious stones and the replicated paintings of Raja Ravi Varma is creating ripples in Tamil Nadu after it was showcased here Tuesday.

    The drapery created by Chennai Silks, costing Rs.4 million, is seeking entry into the Guinness Book of World Records after it made to the Limca Book Of Records as the most expensive and intricately designed sari.

    Eleven paintings of the late 19th century Indian painter Ravi Varma have been recreated on it.

    The main painting "Lady Musicians" - on the 'pallu' (the free end of the sari) - depicts a group of women musicians, all adorned in jewels and carrying various Indian musical instruments.

    The jewels, adorning the women in paintings, have been made of gold, platinum, silver, and precious stones like ruby, emerald, yellow sapphire, sapphire, cat's eye, topaz, pearl and coral.

    It took 4,680 man-hours for a team of highly skilled weavers to make the sari. At least 7,440 jacquard hooks, for weaving a design, and 66,794 cards - using CAD software - were used in the intricate hand weaving process.

    "This is the first time gems and art have been (put) together to make a sari. Our creation has already made it to the Limca Book of Records and the Guinness is our aim now", says Chennai Slik director Chandran.

    Actor director Suhasini Maniratnam unveiled the sari.
     
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    Tulasi Silver IL'ite

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    I was reading the paper while I saw this post..Here is the pic
    Tulasi
     

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  3. puni88

    puni88 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi,
    Another picture of it...
     

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    santasekar Senior IL'ite

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    Hi

    Wish i could see the saree once............

    regards
    santasekar
     
  5. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi ladies,

    :iagree It is very nice know, I saw the news in Kaliagnar TV. Congrats to Chennai Silks.:hatsoff
     
  6. hydgrr

    hydgrr Bronze IL'ite

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    Wish i could get a better picture of it somwhere in net.
     
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    chocolate Platinum IL'ite

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    Very beautiful saree.
     
  8. jaanu_2721

    jaanu_2721 Bronze IL'ite

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    I wish to wear that sareeBig Laugh
     
  9. padija

    padija Senior IL'ite

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    i think its bit too much, whatever it is made of , 40 lacs for a saree which will be worn only on rare occassions what a waste?
     
  10. ssubhasr

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    What a nice work ?!!!!!! BTW who will wear that saree ? No one can right , though anyone buy the saree.......
    Big Laugh
     

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