OUR STORY


 

 

 
The Registry of Sarees was founded in April 2016, on the belief that social change starts with knowledge creation. Deeply influenced by the different histories, skills , expertise, cultures and the artisan weavers that create a single saree we aim to educate ourselves by knocking on the doors of specialists in different areas of India’s beloved drape: the saree.

The Registry of Sarees aspires to share this process of learning with our patrons by facilitating learning events with experienced speakers in the area of Indian craft and textile.

In order to truly affect social change, The Registry of Sarees will actively engage with weavers, in an attempt to directly open up consumer interactions with weaving communities. These experiences create opportunities for the exchange of ideas, cultural sharing and sometimes even fantastic travel to remote parts of the country, that so many of us know only through our drapes. It is our belief that people must be empowered to determine their own futures.

Proceeds of the sale of sarees from The Registry of Sarees go towards enabling both the learning events and the weaver engagement programmes. It is our endeavor to be self sufficient and self reliant in our engagements. Our patrons are typically those who believe and support the same value system.

We are ably guided by several textile experts who are happy to share their experiences of working at the grass roots level with weaving communities across India. Through our growing community of academicians, curators and textile afficionados we endeavor to preserve the ancient art of storytelling through our sarees that is crucial to embracing the future, secure in the fact that our skills and textile heritage are firmly rooted in centuries of innovation and development. Known for their refined aesthetic sensibility and penchant for innovations in textile creations these professionals bring to The Registry of Sarees a curated selection of one of a kind sarees that connoisseurs crave for in their collections.

The Yali, represents our passion for sarees. An ancient mythological creature often represented in stone sculptures in Indian temples – it is part lion, part horse and part elephant. Considered to be the most powerful of all creatures it is emblematic of the truth that knowledge unites us through mastery.