Style Court’s blogpost on the saree as a furnishing wow-factor has gotten me thinking about my saree. In Style Court’s post, she had an image of a turquoise sari on a Charleston four-poster-bed.
I bought a sari from a high-end Indian boutique in Sydney 3 years ago for a fancy-dress Christmas do. I’ve always wanted a sari since young (living in M’sia, ya see them everywhere) and it was way past 25 when I finally got my own! I love love love it but it’s not the type you typically wear everyday (or even to church). It’s a wedding sari… meaning it’s heavily adorned and in rich tones of red.
I have been thinking now and then if I can display it somehow. To cut up the material for cushions and upholstery is a travesty for me… so Style Court mentions draping it across a bed, which is a very good idea. However, when you buy a proper sari, they come standard 6 metres long!! Plus this would be a BAD idea since bubs would tear it to pieces trying to get at the beading!
So what about draping it across the TOP of the four-poster-bed?
I saw a similar notion at Ikea a few weeks ago. Ikea draped a white fabric across the top of the Hemnes four-poster-bed and instantly transported the ‘room’ into a billowy, breezy retreat. Nice.
My dark coloured sari would create a different feel: an intimate private cocoon.
Note: Little background on saree colour choice which is VERY significant:
- Reds: strength, happy days, weddings
- Turquoise: low-caste
- Green: minor colour for weddings, Islamic connotations
- Yellow/orange: religious, sacred, holy
- White: funerals (big no no for happy occasions), mourning, priests
- Black: sorrow and ill omen