Badass Ways to Keep Your Handloom Sarees Good as New - Part 2
H rust me with this pandemic mode on - nothing is in place and we have going anywhere and everywhere in this month. Since the last month I have not got much time to finish this part of my article. I have tried to get the information in place and all I was required to draft a beautiful piece. Well, my bad luck I was not able to find time.
As I was saying in my first part of this blog, we just simply love our sarees - don't we? And when we talk of handloom sarees there are so many Kancheepuram, Banarasi, Tussar, Ikat, Patola, South Indian silks, Kalamkaris, Berhampuri, Gadwal, Baluchari, Jamdani all are the crown jewels of Indian ethnic wear. But the toughest part is finding the correct ways to preserve these jewels in our wardrobe.
After all, these sarees of handloom types and you cant simply mention anything very vain or elusive. So in today's blog we will discuss the best practices to preserve the handloom sarees as good as new and tips of preserving 3 major Indian handloom sarees.
Best Practices to Preserve a Handloom Saree As Good As New
Well, the step by step guide of my begins here. I have explicitly described some of the best practices which would be hard for all of us to ignore when it comes to handloom cottons or silks.
1. Try not to apply perfumes, deodorants or other types of sprays directly on to your handloom sarees.
2. Say a big NO to naphthalene balls and other artificial insect repellents in direct contact with your handloom sarees.
3. Avoid washing these sarees too frequently as they tend to lose their sheen from over-wash.
4. I will advice you to dry them well after every wear and wear a few more times before washing.
5. Do not do your makeup after wearing your sarees. As makeup stains are very difficult to remove
6. In case if you sweat a lot, it may leave stains in your sarees. To avoid this, always wear sweat absorbing pads under your blouses.
7. Always consult the saree seller about the best ways to care for your handloom sarees. Expert advice is never to fail.
8. If you notice a flaw/tear/loose embellishment, immediately get it fixed professionally.
How to Preserve Kanjeevaram Silk Sarees
How to Preserve Baluchari Silk Sarees
How to Preserve Banarasi Silk Sarees
No matter what kind of Banarasi you wear - whether it is a Tussar, Georgette, Katan , Organza or may be a Chiffon Banarasi you cannot ignore the amazing zari work that the artisans has put in to it. And You just cant stop admiring it, right.
If you have loved the information which I have shared - try to spread it to the saree lovers community out there! Let them know how to preserve their drapes crafted with love and passion.
Sumana Bhattacharya completed her Masters in Economics from the University of Calcutta & was working with the Department of Education, Govt. of West Bengal to provide training to the teachers in Government Schools. She moved to USA in 2005 after getting married & is the mother of 2 kids. She is the one that drives IndyVogue every day, every hour, every minute and every second. Salute to her and her undying spirit.