Shefali Vaidya Teaches Sarees

Shefali Vaidya has been a beacon of Indian culture, tradition, and aesthetics. Now, she's here to share her intricate understanding of this timeless garment in Prachyam’s Indiclass.


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Introducing the Speaker

1: Introducing the Speaker

Shefali Vaidya's lifelong exploration of Indian textiles, revealing diverse cultural aesthetics.

The Connoisseur of Divine threads !

2: The Connoisseur of Divine threads !

What made Shefali Vaidya get interested in Indian Textile? Why does she like sarees so much?

India’s Ancient Fashion Science

3: India’s Ancient Fashion Science

Weaving is the original make in india craft. Did you know, India was the first country to colour cloth? Indigo gets its name from India.

Tracing the Evolution of Sarees

4: Tracing the Evolution of Sarees

Did you know there are almost 80 different ways of wearing a saree? And where does the saree word come from?

Northern Weaves : Sarees Uttara Bharat

5: Northern Weaves : Sarees Uttara Bharat

Every state has its own different type of weave which is drawn from the cultural influences and nature around the weaving cluster.

Sarees of South India

6: Sarees of South India

All the types of sarees have their own set of esthetics. This esthetics involved the history and geography of the place.

Sarees from North East

7: Sarees from North East

In the North eastern states of India, weaving is the part and parcel of their life. The north eastern weaves are very colourful and it's a big part of their tribal culture.

Handlooms vs Powerlooms

8: Handlooms vs Powerlooms

What is the real difference between the handloom and powerloom? And why is the younger generation not getting into handloom weaving?

Materials of Traditional Indian Clothing

9: Materials of Traditional Indian Clothing

India is the only country, which has four types of silks. Every part of India has fibres, which are more suited to its climates.

Mughals gave us Fashion?

10: Mughals gave us Fashion?

No other country than India has such an unbroken Tradition of weaving. Despite the islamic invasion, Indian weaving tradition continues to hold true to the original aesthetics.

Sarees as Living Art

11: Sarees as Living Art

In the context of Socio-Cultural Aspects of Indian Clothing, weaving is more than just a profession for many people in India; it's a form of meditation.

Symbolism Associated with Sarees

12: Symbolism Associated with Sarees

Our gods are very choosy. They all have their own colours. All the colours have deep cultural meaning to it.

Why Wear a Saree?

13: Why Wear a Saree?

Indian women should embrace the saree once again. It is a part of our tradition; it was our past, it is our present; let's make it our future as well.

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