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Command attention in Khaki

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Command attention in Khaki

Khaki has been the staple of armies around the world. After WW II, khakis invaded the civilian realm, straddling the no man’s land between formal and casual. Khaki can be disarmingly casual while exuding an air of discipline and control. It is neutral and works well with platoons of other colours. If saris are “power dressing” for the corporate warrior, then arm yourself with khaki power! The saris in our khaki collection are woven on a power loom and are hand block printed. These will be faithful allies in your boardroom conquests.                        Issue your...

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Styling the neutrals

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Styling the neutrals

Neutrals are “off the colour wheel”. They include colours like black, white, grey and tan, to name a few. The right garments in neutral colours add a classic touch to your wardrobe! Neutral saris are the perfect work wear! They display elegance and sophistication. The biggest perk of neutral shades is that they are inherently flexible.  They tend to go well with most of the blouses in your wardrobe. Have a blouse that you feel is too bright and colourful for work? Mute it down by pairing it with a neutral shade sari! Want to show off that beautiful statement...

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The light weight cottons

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The light weight cottons

Our light weight cotton saris are woven on a power loom and are hand block printed with pigmented dyes. They have a thread woven border that highlights the entire look. These light weight saris can be draped with ease and will stay put throughout the day, making it a perfect work wear. We procure the fabric from Andhra, design them and send it to our artisans for hand block printing.  Do the saris have an attached blouse? These saris come with an attached blouse. Some blouses are plain with the same border as the sari, while the others have simple prints. What is...

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Introducing hand block printed Salwar sets!

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Introducing hand block printed Salwar sets!

We at chaani, have launched hand block printed cotton salwar sets and they indeed are this season’s must haves! Each salwar set comes in three pieces; the top (kameez), the bottom (salwar) and the dupatta. The fabric used is an off white cotton material on which hand block printing is done with coloured dyes. These light weight cottons are very comfortable to wear and easy to maintain! Weight (in grams) of the salwar set with reference to a 100 page A5 notebook.  The kameez and the salwar both measure 2.5metres in length and 45 inches in width. Despite the...

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Kota Cotton Saris - A Diaphanous Delight!

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Kota Cotton Saris - A Diaphanous Delight!

Kota Doria saris are woven in the Kota region of Rajasthan and are known all over the world for its finest open weaving craft. The warp and the weft form fine squared checks called the ‘khats’ running across the entire length of the fabric. More the number of khats, better the quality. What is the nature of the fabric? The Kota cotton saris gained quick popularity owing to its diaphanous nature which makes it very light in weight giving an airy comfort when worn. The saris are translucent and therefore, the blouses stitched will require a lining. What is the...

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