The ever glorious, often demure and generally lady-like Anju recently told me her mother was planning on cleaning out her (the mother's) closet -- and was getting rid of saris. I don't recall if she brought this up to offer them to me or just as a bit of news that was going on, but I immediately offered myself as a receptacle for any such garments her mother no longer wanted.
Last night I got my grubby mitts on them, and I couldn't be more pleased. (If you will believe it, I got a text a few days ago asking if it was 'okay' if they were silk. I know. Somehow...somehow, I think I will manage) There are three - the first is a thicker, two tone blue with gold embroidery. As with most saris (I say this like I knew ahead of time) the end which gets thrown over the shoulder has extra decoration. Creativity will be required when deciding what to do with them.
The second is a much lighter weight silk - more what I would expect a blouse to be made of. This one is moss green with cream and brown. There is about 2 yards of material in each sari (~6") so this one may end up as several shirts... although I could also see a fancy summer dress. I don't know....
And then there is this wacky one -- not only is it bottle green and hot pink, it refuses to rotate to the correct orientation no matter what I do to it. I have absolutely no idea what I will do with it, however, I imagine someday it will be perfect for something. Its too crazy not to be.
Thank you Anju and Anju's Mom!