April 09, 2017

Visiting Chennai? Visit Sarangi.

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March 20, 2017

Visiting Chennai? Visit Sarangi.

Visiting Chennai? Visit Sarangi. Set aside some time to experience unhurried shopping in a charming ambience. Browse and choose from a curated selection of wedding Kanjivarams and soft silk saris. Come to 138 Luz Church Road, Mylapore, opp. Alwarpet Anjaneyar Temple, Chennai 600004. Call +914424660353 for assistance with location directions.

This video guide for Sarangi's Chennai store location is <60 sec https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=448325018686323&set=vb.143819739136854

March 19, 2017

Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

Sarangism : Your vibe attracts your tribe.

Sarangism : Your vibe attracts your tribe.

March 14, 2017

Visiting Chennai? Visit Our Beautiful Store

Visiting Chennai? Visit Our Beautiful Store

Visiting Chennai? Visit our beautiful store. Set aside some time to experience unhurried shopping in a charming ambience. Browse and choose from a curated selection of wedding Kanjivarams and soft silk saris. Come to 138 Luz Church Road, Mylapore, opp. Alwarpet Anjaneyar Temple, Chennai 600004. Call +914424660353 for assistance with location directions.

Here's a short video guide (<60 sec ) for Sarangi's Chennai store location : https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=448325018686323&set=vb.143819739136854

March 05, 2017

Visiting Chennai? Visit Sarangi

Visiting Chennai? Visit Sarangi

Set aside some time to experience unhurried shopping in a charming ambience. Browse and choose from a curated selection of wedding Kanjivarams and soft silk saris. Come to 138 Luz Church Road, Mylapore, opp. Alwarpet Anjaneyar Temple, Chennai 600004. Call +914424660353 for assistance with location directions.

This video guide for Sarangi's Chennai store location is <60 sec https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=448325018686323&set=vb.143819739136854

September 27, 2013

Floral Glory

In this section, we’d like to share some of the things we love and cherish about our beautiful store– a place we regard as the home of Sarangi – a place where beauty quietly and serenely envelops you.

Flowers speak a language that is understood across borders, cultures and time. At Sarangi, it is for this reason that we chose the flowering tree as our store mural design, a motif that echoes through every room as floral vine borders, along the ceiling.

The mural’s color palette, in jewel tones of orange and green is reminiscent of the rich, deep hues so beloved of Kanjivaram weavers apart from also reflecting the colours of the Sarangi store’s decor. The flowering tree itself – an ever popular Indian textile motif – has a long, fascinating history.

Floral motifs travelled from Persia to India during Mughal rule. In the desert nations where Islam took birth, gardens occupied a special status. The Koran visualizes Paradise as a cool, shady place with abundant water, symmetric, formal gardens and lush trees bowed down with flowers and fruits. Overseas traders later took this floral imagery to Europe. 17th and 18th century Europeans fell in love with these pleasing motifs picked out in radiant colors on cotton fabric known as chintz. The flowering tree was especially popular, featuring a curving trunk, entwining branches and a sumptuous display of flowers, buds and leaves. The bel or floral vine is also a typical Mughal influence.

Traditional artisans would make close, detailed observations of plant structures, how buds emerge from a stem and leaves are attached, and then produce accurate, but stylized drawings. Borders are among the oldest decorative forms, mentioned as far back as the Rig Veda. Typically, the greater part of a border features a repeating motif enclosed by a narrow guard border above and below.

July 19, 2013

Our Beautiful Store

It is important to plan a store layout, the atmosphere, and also create an irresistible product display. People appreciate aesthetics and the act of choosing and buying saris is also an expression of one’s own aesthetic. Thus,  it is always nice to display the saris in an ambience that is more pleasant than not! The pleasantness comes from a certain space that is available, the surroundings and the ambience that is created.

To read more about Our Beautiful Store click here.

 

February 02, 2013

Our Beautiful Store – Ambience

Shopping is not an experience everyone enjoys. And shopping for that perfect kanjivaram sari is all the more difficult, in most sari stores. Be it the task of finding suitable parking space, to dealing with over-zealous sales staff, to being made to stand throughout, nothing is conducive to selecting that gorgeous yardage of silk that one has been yearning for.

Which is exactly why at Sarangi, our aim is to make our customer’s visit as memorable and enjoyable as possible. Kanjivaram silk saris are given the right amount of respect and loving treatment that they deserve in reverence to the effort put in by the hard-working and talented weaver.

The interiors are plush and comfortable without being garish and in-your-face.  The upholstered antique furniture are an invitation to sink into  a comfortable and relaxed zone, so that one can go through each and every beautiful piece with a calm and focused mind. The lush greenery visible from the large picture windows only enhance this experience.

The beautifully & intricate antique mirrors placed thoughtfully around the store, help you in deciding which of the Sarangi saris is going to give you that “feel beautiful” moment.

The floral murals on the walls, the traditional Annapakshi lamps all contribute to a rich and traditional atmosphere at our store.

Everything is tied together by our wonderful and talented staff who understand in a blink of an eye, exactly what you are looking for and what will make you look instantly more gorgeous.  Of course, to experience that, you must walk into our store.

 

June 07, 2012

Our Beautiful Store: Flowers and the Garden

In this section, we’d like to share some of the things we love and cherish about our beautiful store– a place we regard as the home of Sarangi – a place where beauty quietly and serenely envelops you.

One of the things we consider special about our beautiful store is our access to a lovely little garden. Sarangi is all about celebrating beauty and what can be more inspiring than nature’s beauty. Walking up the stairs to Sarangi, the landing with this huge picture window is a compelling stop. One can pause, reflect and feast one’s eyes on the greenery and flowers right below.

The lush green of the lawn, the pretty flowers that border the grass and the different shaped leaves of the various plants – remind us that a lot of the beauty we see in our saris is simply a reflection of nature. From folk songs to traditional weaves, flowers have been used as metaphors and motifs. Many an ode to a beautiful woman likens her to a gorgeous flower – depending on which of her features or virtues is being highlighted in the verse. Hence, we have references to the lotus for purity and beauty, the lily for elegance, the rose for romance and passion and the jasmine for fragrance. Not to be outdone by the poets and the bards, our master weavers have always found ways to use flowers as expressions of beauty through their looms.

This week, we are celebrating the beauty of flowers in every way we can. Our curation of saris this week is based on the flower theme. Appropriately, this is also the week when World Environment Day was commemorated (5th June). So do take a moment to savour and cherish the abundance of beauty that surrounds us.

 

May 24, 2012

Our Beautiful Store- Oonjal

In this section, we’d like to share some of the things we love and cherish about our beautiful store – a place we regard as the home of Sarangi – a place where beauty quietly and serenely envelops you.

The Oonjal at Sarangi

In many traditional Indian homes, the ‘oonjal‘ or swing had a special place. It provided the perfect foil for many everyday events- from the morning coffee for the head of the family, to the lady of the house’s siesta or story time for the li’l ones. Every little girl or boy loves the feeling of swinging high and away from the ground on a swing. Kicking one’s feet up from the ‘jhoola‘ is somehow an exhilarating feeling. The oonjal still has pride of place in many contemporary and classic homes and we particularly love the beautiful one right here on the porch of our beautiful store. Right at the entrance,  the beautiful wooden oonjal suspended with traditional metal ropes is a great spot to sit and collect your thoughts or swing a little bit to leave your worries behind.
Many of our patrons enjoy a peaceful moment on their way in or out of Sarangi – right here on this Oonjal.

For brides-to-be who come here to shop, many look at it knowing that their ‘oonjal‘ moment is soon to happen. For the uninitiated, weddings in some Indian communities have a special ‘oonjal ceremony‘ prior to the ‘muhurtam‘ – a wonderful tradition where the couple sits and swings together holding hands while the women of both sides of the family wash their feet, feed them milk and fruit and dispense coloured riceballs in all directions to ward away bad spirits and invoke blessings from everywhere. This is of course just a simple version of a well thought out tradition. The lovely part is that the bride gets a special sari just for this ceremony -usually picked out in gorgeous morning colours like mango, yellow, maroon or green in lustrous Kanjivaram silk.

If you had a Oonjal at your wedding, we d love to know what colour sari you wore for it..or if you are yet to be married, what colour kanjivaram silk sari would you pick for yours ?

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