This upcycled Kanjivaram sari, designed by Joy Bimal Roy, was donated by Vanita Grover Rajpal to the Sari Bank. ''I didn't like the border or the pallav so I replaced both witha gold border, pink piping, and a pallav of a complementary fabric. It transformed the sari completely. For the better, I think!'' says Roy. “My tryst with upcycling saris is paradoxically linked with loss. My sister, Yashodhara, left behind a legacy of coveted saris. She had impeccable taste,” says Roy. After gifting some saris, Roy began to salvage and restore others. "The challenge of integrating disparate elements into a seamless whole excites me. I choose fabric to complement each sari individually. And in that, my eternal quest for beauty and perfection have found their niche.” A Sari Bank now welcomes contributions. So each sari gives at least three times: once when its donated, then when its upcycled, and finally, when proceeds of sales are donated to benefit a local hospice, Shanti Avedna Sadan, Mumbai.
Blue and Gold
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