24 November, 2020

Wrappers’ Paradise

Silk raiments from rural India set hearts aflutter in posh Pakistan

Tribhuvan Tiwari
Wrappers’ Paradise

Hina Rabbani Khar, the elegantly coiffed, scarved and attired foreign minister of Pakistan and a leading fashionista of the country, has a present waiting for her from New Delhi that is bound to delight her. She has already admired a specimen on a Pakistani journalist, and as news reached India of her interest, a Bengali admirer quickly bought her the article to take back to Islamabad.

The gift is an Indian silk sari scarf from the House of Wandering Silk (HOWS). Khar could drape it around her shoulders, matching it with her silk shalwar kamizes, fashionably wear it around her neck while wearing jeans, or even pair it with breeches, when she is riding her favourite horse. One should think a larger one, tied across her head, could even keep her warm on one of her treks to K2 or Nanga Parbat.

Little known to Khar, even as her understated Japanese pearls might nestle in the folds of the scarf, these products change lives for the better.

Fabrics from the New Delhi-based HOWS, a fair trade organisation, is aimed at...



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