Last night I went to watch this movie called Paan Singh Tomar. Those of you, who have not seen it, it is highly recommended. Especially if I am telling you as I am not a huge movie buff. The story revolves around the true life account of a sportsman Paan Singh Tomar, who turns into a dacoit in the Chambal Valley. Chambal valley is the valley around the Chamba river that flows north-northeast through Madhya Pradesh, running for a time through Rajasthan, then forming the boundary between Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh before turning southeast to join the Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh state.
Besides the brilliance of the movie in terms of the script, acting and direction, I loved the true to life details depicted in the movie. The one thing that caught my eye was the clothes worn by female lead. Don’t get me wrong they were simple clothes, but I loved how the bright colours contrasting came together, especially against the barren backdrop of the landscape. It seemed like the bright clothes were making up for the lack of colour in nature. So after a bit of research I came across an organisation that works to bring beautiful woven textiles to our doorstep called Sariia Navrattan- a Findia Foundation initiative . The journey of Sariia Navrattan began when Findia foundation and a group of emminent Finnish designers called Navrattan joined hands together to intervene in social design. The combination of Finnish designs as well as the rich Indian handloom tradition formed the basis of this initiative. The Sariia Label since has also been awarded the Handloom mark which guarantes the use of natural fabric and loom. It is also being supported be the government of India. On a general note summers area great time to wear cotton. To show your support and buy products from there, do comment back.