Pujo Vibe Check!
The countdown to one of the most vibrant times of the year, the one which is eagerly awaited for in every Bengali household around the year, the Durga Pooja festivities, has begun. The ten-day saga is filled with pandal hopping, Pujo food binging, spending time with loved ones and attending processions rife with dhunuchinachh (traditional dance performed by holding an incense burner in the hands)…ohh! don’t we absolutely love it all?!
With each day holding its own significance, the days preceding the festival are busy with not just planning for the festival but also, planning the Pujo closet! Wearing a new outfit each day and checking out who was wearing what, is one of the most exciting parts of the celebration. The festival, after all, celebrates feminity and a significant part of the spirit is, adorning beauty, both within and without.
While you tinker around this year to plan your Pujo wardrobe, we bring you a hand-picked Durga Pooja collection which is sure to help you nail the vibe! And what makes it more exciting, is the Grand Pujo Sale, with upto 70% discounts on choicest creations. Here are some personal favourites from the collection…
This fuchsia pink and light brown number is absolutely gorgeous, with its delicate floral embroidery and royal block prints in cotton, fused with chanderis. This can be a perfect outfit to kick-off the celebrations and is sure to be a head-turner.
A lightweight Mul Cotton Saree printed with the 300 year old Nandana block print art, which uses vegetable dyes and traditional bootas all over, this saree will be a classy drape for any day of the celebration.
A hand painted Tussar Silk Saree with Madhubani art form, this saree is painted with the help of a variety of tools such as brushes, nibpens, fingers, matchsticks etc., using natural dyes and pigments. The gorgeous ink-blue saree is sure to add to the celebration’s charm.
Chandrika-White Cotton Saree with Madhubani Hand Painting
This “Kamdhenu” inspired Madhubani hand painted saree has orange and blue borders running across. This minimalistic yet elegant saree can be perfect for day-time festivities.
Neelam – Turquoise Blue Linen Cotton Tissue Saree
Printed with a Dabu Bagru hand block print, this saree has silver tissue borders and can be a show stealer because of its simplistic yet beautiful drape.
This muted yet elegant piece is made from slub cotton with a doriya dupatta. The crocheted yoke of the kurta and the lace of the dupatta are handwoven, adding to the beauty of the piece. The soft and breathable fabric makes it a perfect day-wear for the Puja.
This paisley-printed kurta with an embroidered yoke and mirror-work on the body, can be a handy overall for casual get-togethers during the celebration and can also double-up as ethnic work wear later.
Once the festivities reach a crescendo on Ashtami day, your outfit-game can also hit another notch with this light-blue anarkali with chanderi zari bootas and a chanderi dupatta. Jazzy, yet sober, this can be a great ensemble to match the mood of the festivities.
Also check out these Pujo-special blouses
White Red Durga Embroidery Blouse
This front-open V-neck and round-neck on the back blouse, has an elaborate Durga crown zari and resham embroidery. What can be a better way to match the Pujo-fervour?! Pair it with white and red saree on the day of Dashami and be ready to celebrate the day in its true essence.
White Durga Hand painted Blouse
Another quirky blouse with a Goddess Durga hand-painted motif on the back, team this blouse with a nice cotton sari or a ghagra and chunni for a dandiya night.
Black Durga Hand painted Blouse
Another piece with a hand-painted motif, this blouse can be teamed-up superbly with one of our cotton linen sarees.
Red Black front open boat neck blouse
This Kantha hand-embroidered blouse has traditional alpana-inspired embroidery at the back and has checkered Ikkat sleeves. An in-house favourite, this piece can be teamed-up with a nice block-printed or ethnic silk saree.
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So, what have you decided to wear this Pujo-season? Share your #LookOfTheDay on your Insta story and tag @thesaffronsaga!