Inspiration Image : Honey comb
Note: This particular design is inspired by the hexagon grids of the honeycomb structure.
Image Source: Honey Comb
To break the monotonous grid shape all over, traditional elements are introduced to give a new look to the Saree.
The weaving process of our “Grids and Lines” design is being shown here .
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There are few characteristics in Kanjivaram Sarees which makes it unique from other sarees. Korvai is an ancient technique of weaving practiced in Kanchipuram. The word ‘korvai’ in Tamil means ‘ in sync’.
In this technique , the weavers use the craft of three shuttle weaving and interlocking the border to the body. It needs two weavers to develop a korvai saree, each person sitting on end of the borders . Hence contrast borders are the uniqueness of this kind of saree. The pallu can also be a contrast by using the technique named ‘Petni’ where the body wrap is joined separately and then woven.
The design team at Nalli is trying to revive this ancient craft by making korvai Sarees with minimum designs and contemporary colours. The temple motif in the pallu adds extra ordinary elegance to the piece.
This design is a revival design. Vaira oosi is a Tamil name for a traditional Kanjivaram saree where ”Vaira” means diamond and “oosi” means needle. Therefore the saree is named on its design. The richly woven diamond shapes in the border and the needle like stripes in the body gives it a lustrous look.
At Nalli, we are not only developing new designs but also trying to revive traditional designs.
Below are illustrations of the traditional design with the final image of how we have revived this design at Nalli.
This design is inspired from PICHWAI, which is a handpainted textile backdrop used in Nathadwara Temple, Udaipur, Rajasthan
The word Pichwai derives from the Sanskrit words pich meaning back and was meaning hanging. These paintings are cloth paintings hung behind the image of the Hindu god Shrinathji (Lord Krishna) Each pichwai painting is considered a seva or an offering to the deity and hence personifies Shrinathji as a prince with jewels and luxuries, surrounded by the milkmaids, gopis.
These paintings are made to depict different moods of the season or celebrating different festivals
We have taken Cow and jasmine as design elements to represent the Pichwai.
Initially we worked on the Mallipoo design and further juxtaposed the cow too. Therefore, the mallipoo in Upadda technique remains subtle in appearance and the cow in benaras (twill weave).
Here we have our Pichwai collection of Sarees
Jasmine flower, is well-known for its alluring fragrance and can be said to be one of the iconic elements which represent the culture of Tamil nadu. Jasmine flower is known as Mallipoo in this part of the country and so we have named this particular design as Mallipoo.
What is it which makes a design complete or successful? probably in its simplicity and its own character. To make it outstanding and extraordinary we have made the layout look different.Not following conventional type of layout rather have chosen asymmetrical way .The layout looks such as if the flowers have been tossed on the saree.
Tamil women proudly adorn their hair with the beautiful jasmine garlands. Through this design we try to convey the importance of this flower to a woman. Introducing our Mallipoo Collection of Sarees.
Kanchipuram was in its glory during the Cholas, Pallavas and the Vijayanagara rule.Art and architecture were given a lot of importance by the people and rulers.The Veeran design is inspired from the stone carvings at Varadaraja Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. These carvings are made on the pillars of the Rangamandapa of the temple. Each of the pillars is carved with either mythological figures or warriors on horses.
In this design we have used two figures, one from the gods of love in Hindu mythology Rathi devi on a parrot and the warrior on horse.
These two figures taken as design elements, it was difficult in terms of arranging these dominating figures in a saree. With the change in size and proportion, we have tried to frame it individually and then composed them on a saree.
After lot of explorations we have finalized the design in various layouts. As this design is inspired from the traditional temple designs, so we have used traditional colors used in a Kanjeevaram saree.
Finally we have our Veeran collection of Sarees.
This particular design is inspired from Indian traditional jewellery, the peacock bangle.This timeless piece of jewellery is seen in most of the regions of India.The peacock is called Maayil in Tamil and the design is arranged in a jaal layout and so the design is named as Mayil jaal.
At Nalli we tried to recreate this timeless piece of jewellery (Peacock Bangle ) in our own way, and we sketched this famous design.
Our Creative team thought ” why not create an arrangement of just peacocks ” and use it as design in our collection.
This “Mayil design” was placed on a mock saree image to visualize our final product.
The end result of our designing led to the creation of this Beautiful and Exquisite collection called the Mayil Jaal designer sarees.
Our Mayil Jaal Collection includes this exquisite piece of bangle which compliments our Designer Saree’s. This piece of Jewellery is a 18 kt Gold Item with as many as 976 Diamond pieces surrounding the bangle and is available at Nalli Jewellers.
Gold Wt: 74.210 gms; Diamond Wt: 8.52 Ct