Loom for more-Nadiya Paar pop-up at Kanakavalli

Expect an exclusive range of hand-woven linen saris as Nadiya Paar comes to the city with a three-day pop-up exhibition.  

Fathima Ashraf Published :  23rd June 2017 03:28 PM   |   Published :   |  23rd June 2017 03:28 PM

Nadiya Paar, roughly translates to 'crossing rivers' in Hindi, however the term is used as a metaphor for ‘discovering the new’. The Mumbai-based handloom sari label stands out for creating contemporary saris while reviving traditional weaving methods such as pit loom weaving techniques. Having come to Coimbatore for the first time in a three-day pop-up exhibition at Kanakavalli that begins today, the six-month old label will be showcasing their signature range of hand-woven light weight saris in linen that are perfect for casual as well as festive occasions.

 

 “We have collaborated with Kanakavalli to bring Nadiya Paar to Coimbatore and Chennai. In this pop-up, we are planning to expose the Coimbatore crowd to breezy linen saris, a relatively new entrant in the sari market. We also hope to introduce these contemporary drapes to the non-sari wearing section of the city,” says Megha Kanera, the founder of the label who shared that the brand was founded out of her love for travel, saris and all things handmade. 

 

Sticking to modern aesthetics while following sustainable practices (such as using tags made of seed paper) and traditional Indian textile techniques, Megha says, the saris at Nadiya Paar are “relaxed, imperfect, timeless with a lived-in feel”.  The versatile collection at Nadiya Paar mostly come in plane weaves with zari borders, while the rest feature golden or silver checks and stripes. “ Linen yarn, being new to India’s hand weaving community, is the prime focus of the brand this time and we collaborate with weavers from Bengal, Bhagalpur and Banaras to create these easy-to-drape and elegant saris,” Megha shares. The designs on the saris are kept minimal, rendering a classy look and feel and the diverse colour palette seen in the collection ranges from neutrals to bright colours such as shades of indigo, brownish pink and such, most of which are extracted naturally from raw materials such as indigo, madder, turmeric, alkanet and pomegranate. Currently on a pan-India tour, the brand retails through exhibitions as well as online and will be seen at a design exhibition in Mumbai next. 

 

Price range Rs. 9600 onwards.

June 23 to 25

10 am to 8pm

 

Details: 91 42 2427 0165

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