The colours of….The Sari Series

Colour is deeply embedded in Indian culture and a new project launched by India’s textile craft publication Border & Fall puts the spotlight on one incredible aspect of this. The Sari Series: An Anthology of Drape, is the first ever digital library to celebrate the sari, documenting the various regional sari drapes of India through over 80 ‘how-to-drape’ short films and three independent art films. Officially launching over the autumn of 2017, a preview of over 60 images have been collected on Google to create a wonderful colourful journey through the traditional Indian dress.

The Sari Series is part of Google’s broader We Wear Culture project on its Arts & Culture platform. The ambitious library aims to digitise the world’s fashion cultures in a searchable archive of over 30,000 individual fashion pieces. These are arranged into various curated online exhibitions which have been the result of an innovative collaboration between museums, publications, institutions and bloggers.

The Sari Series has found an appropriate home within Google’s broader We Wear Culture project on its Arts & Culture platform. The ambitious library aims to digitise the world’s fashion cultures in a searchable archive of over 30,000 individual fashion pieces. These are arranged into various curated online exhibitions which have been the result of an innovative collaboration between museums, publications, institutions and bloggers.

 



Jill Macnair

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Jill Macnair has worked as an interiors journalist for 13 years, contributing to titles including Elle Decoration, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. She set up cult interiors blog My Friend’s House in 2009 with Ros Anderson and continues to run the forum daily.


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