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The first complete digital anthology on how-to drape India's sari in 84 ways & 3 short films on the sari's past, present & future.
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    Sari Drapes Postcard - Shweta Malhotra

    We will send you (or anyone you nominate) a snail-mail handwritten thank you note. Best part? It's on a lovely postcard featuring one of 12 sari drapes, as illustrated by Artist Shweta Malhotra from her 'Drapes of India' series. Frame it in a 4x6 to brighten up any space!

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    Sari Drapes Poster - Manuja Singh Waldia

    Illustrator Manuja Singh Waldia created these beautiful sari images exclusively for this project, featuring 5 amazing sari drapes. This poster is printed on natural evolution white paper, 240 GSM in A3 size (11.7x16.5 inches).

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    Coromandel Sun Tote Bag - Rashmi Varma

    This 100% cotton tote bag is one in a limited run of 50 featuring an original print by designer Rashmi Varma (she's also one of our sari film series team members!). The wonderful team at Bhane. has offered to produce these for us.

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    Sacred Geometriks Tote Bag - Meera Sethi

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    Limited Edition Tee - Sudarshan Shetty

    This grey t-shirt was a collaboration between artist Sudarshan Shetty and designer Rashmi Varma for 'Shoonya Ghar', Shetty’s solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi, 2016. Each t-shirt is hand-dyed and distressed featuring a silkscreened pillar design placed at the spine (the front is plain). 100% cotton. Size: medium only, 20 inches across chest and hips. Courtesy of Gallery SKE.

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    LTD Edition Signed CD - Sudarshan Shetty

    This is a beautiful recording of 'In a village far far away' from Sudarshan Shetty's show ‘this too shall pass’ at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, 2010. Each CD is signed and from a limited Edition of 100. Duration: 11 min, 15 sec. Courtesy of Gallery SKE.

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    Signed Photograph - Bon Duke

    This will be a beautiful black and white still image from our project. Filmmaker and photographer Bon Duke will select and sign his favorite photograph from the sari drapes for 100 of our supporters.

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    Handwoven Cotton Jamdani Caftan - Two

    Two is a NY-based brand founded on designer Monica Patel-Cohn's love for the sari. Known for their luxurious caftans (a vacation essential!), she has kindly offered 5 handwoven cotton Jamdani caftans. They feature a delicate blue and pink paisley motif, a Tussar silk border and a silk ribbon neckline. Length 38".

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    A Night Out! - New Delhi

    Two supporters will be invited to join Border&Fall Founder Malika Verma Kashyap, Vogue India Fashion Features Director Bandana Tewari, Designers Rashmi Varma and Sanjay Garg and Creative Director Deep Kailey with a few of their industry friends for a special dinner in New Delhi. Pick their brains about anything industry related and have fun over an intimate, delicious dinner!

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    Custom Woven Kanjeevaram Sari - Kanya

    This is an incredible opportunity to own a coveted 100% silk Kanjeevaram sari woven just for you by Kanya. A heritage sari boutique based in Bangalore, they have been the definitive resource of South Indian saris for generations. This pays homage to the 'Rumal' turban worn traditionally by men, reviving their classic checked design. The base colour warp will be 'rani pink' but you can choose any of the following colors for the weft, that will lend a contrast color to the rani pink. Choose between bright orange, pine green, sunny yellow or a rani pink (i.e the exact image in the photo). State your preference and it will be made for you (or decide later - we can email you a swatch first!)

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    Custom Sari Dress - Rimzim Dadu

    Designer Rimzim Dadu is known for her explorations of textile and unusual fibers. In this sari dress "hair thin metallic yarns are painstakingly sewn together to create a structured yet fluid garment". Easy to slip on and off, this reward is for 1 custom sari made to order from her studio. Choose between 10 special colors including red, blue, green, pink (we will send you a swatch image to choose from).

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    Associate Producer Credit: 1 How-To Film

    We'd love to have you as Associate Producer on one of our how-to drape films, helping share this cultural documentation with the world.

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    Associate Producer Credit: Indie Film

    Three supporters will receive an Associate Producer credit on one of our three indie films on a first come, first serve basis. Please send us a message specifying which director's film you'd like to be associated with. Bon Duke's short indie film will explore the sari's future in his signature fresh, urban vibe. Pooja Kaul's short indie film will be exploring the inter-generational links of the sari between a daughter, mother and grandmother. Q's short indie film will be exploring the sari through the male gaze.

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    Handmade Assorted Magnets - Riddhi Desai

    A pack of 3 handmade magnets from Illustrator Riddhi Desai of Tinyfarm, a small stationery and art-goods shop. She has graciously offered these magnets from her 'Namma Chennai' collection, based on the beautiful sari-clad women of Tamil Nadu, South India.

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    Handwoven 100% Cotton Lungi - Vimor

    Family run for generations, Bangalore based Vimor has offered three handwoven, 100% cotton lungis with a vibrant check weave.

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    Signed Copy - Saris: Tradition & Beyond

    Five supporters will receive a signed copy of the invaluable hardcover book 'Saris: Tradition & Beyond' by Rta Kapur Chishti published by Roli Books. Learn all about the history of the sari and its regional drapes.

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    Handblock Printed Cotton Sari - Bindaas

    For years, Bindaas Unlimited has been India's under-the-radar and very cool brand behind some of the most playful block prints. Their signature cotton saris are handprinted and naturally dyed. Please specify in a message to us your preference for the a) dog motif b) tree motif or c) coin motif.

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    'Made in Kolkata' - Fiona Caulfield

    Fortunate for those who know India's 'Love Travel' guides by Fiona Caulfield - indispensable reading for those who visit (or live) in India. For those who don't - here is your chance to own her yet-to-be-released 'Made in Kolkata' book set. Handbound in natural indigo cloth, it is the first in a new series exploring the best of 'Made in India': an insiders guide on the best artisans, boutiques, craftspeople & designers. It comes with a separate travel journal bound in Bengali check cloth developed by Aneeth Arora of Péro (who is offering us gorgeous saris - below).

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    Handwoven Cotton Jamdani Shawl - Aish

    Aish is known for her beautifully designed, travel-friendly scarves made in collaboration with India's textile craft communities. Aish is offering 5 of her handwoven Zia Red scarves, made of 100% cotton and featuring a modern jamdani motif.

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    Handwoven Silk Wool Check Shawl - Aish

    Aish is known for her beautifully designed, travel-friendly scarves made in collaboration with India's textile craft communities. Aish is offering supporters 5 of her handwoven Check Vermillion scarves made of 70% merino wool and 30% silk.

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    Cotton Chanderi Dupatta - Smallshop

    These handwoven cotton Chanderi dupattas/stoles are by the lovely whimsical duo of Smallshop. Trimmed with gold zari (thread) and delicate beading they are perfect as a light cover up or scarf. There are 5colors to choose from (first come first serve!) In a message to us, please confirm your selection of either, sea green dotted,red beaded, rani pink beaded, sea green beaded or old rose beaded.

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    Handwoven 100% Linen Stole, White - Eka

    This reward is for one of two handwoven white 100% linen stoles by Eka, classic and perfect for the warm sun and cooler evenings. These stoles feature subtle polka dots and been offered by Ogaan - one of India most loved boutiques.

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    This reward is for one of five handwoven flax-colored 100% linen stoles by Eka. Classic and perfect for the warm sun and cooler evenings, these unisex stoles have been offered by the Eka team, whose clothing is the ultimate in comfort!

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    Private Sari School Workshop - New Delhi

    You and 5 guests will enjoy a 3 hour private sari school workshop in Delhi hosted by Sari & Textile Scholar Rta Kapur Chishti. The workshop includes an introduction to regional variations in wearing style; materials, spinning & weaving techniques; and a lively workshop on how-to drape 4 unusual styles.

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    Handwoven Cotton Silk Sari - Raw Mango

    Most everyone’s favourite - Raw Mango is offering a selection of his best selling beautiful and timeless handwoven cotton silk saris - each 5 yards in length.

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    Handwoven Khadi Chanderi Sari - Péro

    This delightful handwoven sari is a mix of khadi and Chanderi by the team at Péro. With blue cotton checks and a floral calico border, it's perfect for everyday - pairing well with a white t-shirt!

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    Handwoven Maheshwari Sari - Amba Weaves

    Designer Hema Shroff Patel's passion for textile and craft is reflected in each Amba Weave design, including this limited edition Maheshwari handwoven 30% cotton, 70% silk sari. It features a contemporary interpretation of the traditional mutada border with metallic silver and gold threads.

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    Handwoven Silk Sari - Akaaro

    A beautiful 100% silk 5 yard sari by Akaaro. The New Delhi studio produces woven classics through an intensive technical design process in the form of studio weaving. The sari in the rewards photo is representative of what you will receive - it's one of Akaaro's signature pieces!

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    Handwoven Linen Sari - Anavila

    Anavila's signature 100% linen saris are coveted for their light yet luxurious feel. 5 yards in length, we have 10 of her beautiful saris to offer in a range of soft neutrals.

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    Handwoven Cotton Sari - Swati & Sunaina

    Swati & Sunaini is known for their limited edition woven heirlooms. They are offering one of their Maya saris, woven in the finest ivory cotton of two ply 200 count. This sari evokes simplicity, minimalism and elegance, and the luxe feel of the fabric and a subtle border make it special.

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    Handwoven Silk Wool Sari - Eka

    Eka's clothing is known for its charm and warmth. This is your chance to own a handwoven silk wool sari from her very first sari collection.

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    Silk Sari Dress - Rashmi Varma

    The new little black dress - this sari dress is in fluid black silk crepe and georgette and zips at the side. It’s a gorgeous piece that people love to wear with ease. You can choose from sizes xs-xl, and as Vogue India says ‘Vogue loves!’

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    A Night Out! - New York City

    Two supporters will be invited to join Filmmaker Bon Duke, Producer Roxanne Doucet and their industry friends for a special dinner out in New York City. Ask Bon, Roxanne and their friends anything about this project, receive industry insights and have fun over an intimate, delicious dinner!

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    Banarasi Sari - Raw Mango

    Perfect for a wedding, either to wear or as a heirloom to gift, Raw Mango's Banarasi saris are exactly what you'd like to keep for years to come - classic yet contemporary. Choose from a few jewel tones.

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    One-of-a-Kind Sari - Rahul Mishra

    Designer Rahul Mishra has offered to create one unique sari that draws inspiration from his most recent Spring Summer 2017 collection shown in Paris. This will be one-of-a-kind and truly special - his intricate embroidery is divine and there will be no other like it.

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