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Day 69 ‪#‎100sareepact‬ Munni mausi has spent a lifetime buying Sarees from Bhopal and transporting them to her sisters, nieces and me, her bahu. These Sarees represent the richness of Madhya Pradesh’s handloom culture- kosa, chanderi, Maheshwari, etc. When I got married, I got two kosa silk Sarees. One from Munni mausi, the other from Anjudi (who had asked mausi to get an extra along for her new bhabhi!).
Amma, I discovered in time, has a veritable collection of Munni Sarees! The one I wear today is particularly lovely and some 30 years old. We measured the saree’s age through my husband Rahul Singh Rawal’s memories of it this morning. “Amma, you had it when we were posted in Faridkot…,” he reminisced referring to his schooldays!
I fell in love with this saree when I raided amma’s cupboard a couple of months ago. I love that the grey is highlighted so well by the diaphanousness of chanderi silk. The tiny red and green bootis add the bright spark. And the white striped border is सोने पे सुहागा!

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