Who we are
The Registry of Sarees is a Research and Study Centre with a multi-disciplinary approach that enables design, curatorial and publishing projects in the area of handspun and handwoven textiles. We seek to express our passion for India – her people, her history, her contemporary culture, her lifestyles and her crafts through these alternative paths :
- A studio space and library that caters to the study and documentation of textiles, their design and creation.
- Curated exhibitions that change the way people understand and experience heritage textiles in the modern context.
- Learning events that educate through the weaver crafts person’s particular skill or trade.
- Textile collections that offer unique interpretations of different traditionally practiced genres of textile skills.
- A craft and textile based lifestyle magazine.
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.