My mother's sariby Sreetama Ray
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Our metal prints are thin, lightweight and durable 1/16" aluminum sheet canvas. The high gloss finish enhances color and produces sharp image details. Each sheet has a 3/4" wooden frame attached to the back to offset from the wall. Prints have a wire or sawtooth hanger, depending on size selected.
ABOUT THE ART
A Dhakai is a type of sari made using a unique and labor-intensive hand technique of weaving. The motifs and patterns used in this art form are inspired by everyday things in life, from simple things such as a broken comb to flowers, plants, the earth and the stars.
Every Bengali woman owns a Dhakai in red and white, the colours of peace and prosperity. As a girl becomes a woman, she comes into inheritance of her mother's Dhakai. It's a beautiful, diaphanous and delicate sari that's woven not just with thread but with all the stories of mothers and daughters contained in the universe.