Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What a Saree! -- The most expensive Silk Saree

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This is something that was sent to me a couple of days ago by my cousin. It was too interesting to not post. So how often have you come across a $100,000(Indian Rs.40+ lakh) silk saree? Chennai Silks, a textile unit has come up with one of its kind and it is seeking an unmistakable entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the most unique and expensive saree.
Some facts about this Saree:
  • The exceptionally stunning saree is meticulously woven with 12 precious stones and metals to depict 11 of Raja Ravi Verma's popular paintings. Explicitly projected is 'Lady Musicians', one of the painter's very famous works that displays women belonging to diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • The border of the saree pictures 10 other paintings of the very same artist.
  • The women in the paintings are intricately hand-woven and beautified with jewels of gold, diamond, platinum, silver, ruby, emerald, yellow sapphire, sapphire, cat's eye, topaz, pearl and corals.
  • This saree will be the first silk saree that required the use of 7,440 jacquard hooks and 66,794 cards during the weaving process. 
  • To make this Saree, a group of consummate workers took nearly 4,680 hours.
Hmm, Impressive!
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  1. Oh my God!!!!! this sure is an expensive much of hard work and detailing...

  2. OMG....look @ those colours...looks natural....40 deserves it...anyway who cares about the price..nobody 'll ask money for simply looking @ it LOL:)gorgeous!

  3. Dear Lassie
    Thanks for this info.. Costs...Only $100000? well will buy couple of them tomorrow!
    Jokes apart, amazing work indeed
    Have a good day


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