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Coming to you this Diwali: Glow-in-the-dark and three-pallu sarees

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 October 2015, 18:37 IST
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As far as thinking outside the box goes, this one takes the cake, the bakery and the baker home. This Diwali, Chennai\'s famous T Nagar, is ensuring that this Diwali, it\'s not just the crackers that sparkle. The News Minute\'s exclusive on the kingpins of the saree trade here - Pothys, Chennai Silk - report some exceptionally unique trends that are giving us so much joy, we need to share it. Here\'s what\'s on the market:

As far as thinking outside the box goes, this one takes the cake, the bakery and the baker home. This Diwali, Chennai's famous T Nagar, is ensuring that this Diwali, it's not just the crackers that sparkle.

The News Minute's exclusive on the kingpins of the saree trade here - Pothys, Chennai Silk - report some exceptionally unique trends that are giving us so much joy, we need to share it.

Here's what's on the market:

01
Glow-in-the-dark sarees for those who want to outshine glow-worms.
It is the delicate brocade work on the sarees that glows, tells the shopkeeper in this video by Puthiya Thalaimurai. Costs are between Rs 7,000 to Rs 14,000, depending on the amount of threadwork in the saree.

02
Pallu madness. Three options for each saree. Because, why not.
If Bollywood actress can change their wardrobe faster that you can blink, we can too. Or so the shopkeepers here obviously want us to believe. If you're not in the mood for glowing sarees, you can opt for the three-into-one sarees. Each saree comes with three different pallus and a velcro lining to make things easier. These are available for Rs 7,000 and above.
pallu

03
Your face on my saree. Because I love you so.
Don't want glowing sarees or detachable pallus, try customised sarees with the face of your beloved on it. Take a picture of your loved one(s), and keep 45 days in hand, and you'll have 'immortalised' the image of the ones you love. And before you ask, these aren't machine-made. The cost comes between Rs 35,000- 45,000.

Those who've been to T Nagar will vouch for the Disneyland-plus-like feel it has. Only, it is a Disneyland that caters primarily to saree and gold lovers. Add to that these trends and the result is pure madness. According to the manager of Chennai Silk, the sales have soared, especially during festive season.

customised

Please pick up your jaws from the floor, ladies and gentlemen. The world just got a whole lot cooler.

Story source: The News Minute

First published: 29 October 2015, 18:37 IST
 
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