I recently unearthed some Indian fabric from our storage unit downstairs.
I had the opportunity to visit (twice!) in 2008. Both trips were short – only a week – and for work, but I still had time to see some of Hyderabad and shop for saris and fabric.
The first is a gorgeous deep blue embroidered with orange thread. I was likely drawn to it in part because orange and blue are Illini colors.
The second piece is from a sari.
Here is (young! short-haired!) Helena wearing it outside the Taj Hotel in Hyderabad.
I’d like to figure out a way to have these fabrics on some kind of permanent display.
We considered using them to upholster the headboard, but neither was quite right.
I could always use them to make pillows, but seriously, we have more decorative pillows than we could ever need. Most spend a significant part of their day on the floor because I’ve moved them so I can actually sit on our couch.
I considered framing the sari and hanging it on the blue wall behind the couch, but we did our Travel Wall instead.
Anyone have ideas they’d like to share?