Goa's traditional kunbi sari by Wendell Rodricks gifted to India's first lady Savita Kovind

India's first lady Savita Kovind was on Saturday presented a kunbi sari, a sari traditionally worn by Goa's kunbi tribeswomen.

author_img F. Ashraf Published :  11th July 2018 12:34 PM   |   Published :   |  11th July 2018 12:34 PM
Savita Kovind and Ram Nath Kovind

Savita Kovind and Ram Nath Kovind

India's first lady Savita Kovind was on Saturday presented a kunbi sari, a sari traditionally worn by Goa's kunbi tribeswomen, by Governor Mridula Sinha during a civic reception hosted in honour of President Ram Nath Kovind.

The sari is designed by Goa-based fashion designer Wendell Rodricks and is seeing a revival of sorts thanks to the designer and social historians who are pitching the garment as an indigenous and traditional Goan handloom garment.

The sari is worn by women from the kunbi tribe, mostly hailing from forested regions of south Goa and its origin dates back several centuries.

Kovind and his wife were on a two-day visit to Goa.

(With inputs from IANS)

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