Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Presenting Sari Talalay

Sarah recently bought a couple of saris -- traditional South Indian style.  Saris are six yards of fabric with a special blouse that is cut from the large piece of material and then fashioned by a tailor into a custom fit top.  Sari fabric styles and draping vary by region of India.

Every month to six weeks, the American officers at the U.S. Consulate in Chennai seek the help of local staff to get outfitted in the traditional Indian dress for what's been dubbed "Sari Friday."  Sarah has new appreciation for the traditional South Indian women who don saris every day.

Here's the fancier of Sarah's two saris...

Not to be outdone, James shows off the natty Nehru jacket his parents had made for him - yes, in India - many years ago.  It still fits; it's still stylish.

Royal couple, self-portrait.


  1. You both look amazing! You have to block the date Feb 12 for Arvind's younger brother's wedding in Chennai. Will be great to see you again Sarah!

  2. nice photo. L'Shana Tovah.

  3. Neha - We would love to attend! Will be great to see you, too, and meet the husbands.
    Bruce - Thank you. L'Shana Tovah.