Recycled Silk Curtains - The Silk Sari Stories
Your curtain has seen some things, and if it could speak each panel would have a sari story to tell. Starting off as a beautiful sari skirt, each panel’s six individual strips of fabric have lived many lives. Maybe it remembers rippling through an open-air market in New Delhi, swimming in a sea of people, the sounds of hustle and bustle mingling with the spicy-sweet smell of curry floating through the air. Maybe it remembers the scent of woodfire and home-cooked meals, and the neighborhood children and dogs that they fed. Maybe it remembers steeping cardamom, ginger, fennel, and clove with black tea to make spicy chai. Maybe it remembers sitting atop a train, fluttering through the air, taking in the scenery as the engine steadily made its way across the desert. Maybe it remembers a rickshaw ride in Jaipur, a motorcycle trip in Mumbai, a boat ride in Bombay. Maybe it remembers all the way back to the beginning when it was nothing but fiber in a cocoon spun by a silkworm. Maybe it remembers the hands that boiled, threaded, dyed, stamped, and wove it. Or, maybe it remembers the hands that gave it its new life, sewn in along with 5 other pieces of fabric, giving it the beautiful curtain form that it has today.
Maybe you will give it some new stories to remember...
Each story, just like each sari, varies widely but they all were told in order to be recycled into the curtain that is now in your space. Congratulations, it’s the only curtain in the world that looks, feels, and hangs like it does, and its blemishes, textures, and colors are all a part of its story. From cocoon to fabric, from India to Maine, this recycled curtain has stories to tell. What will your story be?
Share your story, or photos of your curtains in the comments below ⭐️