This upcycled sari, designed by Joy Bimal Roy, began as a remnant. "I found this printed Nysa silk remnant, and then I came across one in a cream colored dupion silk with mirror work. The two fabrics were beautiful together, so I created the pallu and border with the mirror work piece, and the body of the sari with the print. I added a pale green edge to accentuate the border. The whole effect is very calming. It reminds me of Shyam Ahuja's tagline from his advertisements: 'The Courage of Pale'," says Roy
“My tryst with upcycling saris began when 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.”
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.
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