from @sareesandstories - Since I talked about one type of flower motif in the morning, I thought I'd end the day with another.
The lotus is a highly favoured motif on South Indian Sarees, as it symbolises Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth. It is often found on bridal Kanjivarams as you imagine that you'd want a new bride to be coccooned in prosperity as she begins a new phase of her life.
Despite its rich symbolism (sorry, evidently still some excess punniness in me from yesterday), I've never been a fan of the lotus motif. I think it's because I kept seeing gold lotuses splashed indiscriminately across Cotton Silks about a decade ago and that caused not only an aversion to that motif, but also to the type of Saree 😐
But then, redemption appeared in the form of a stylised lotus motif, which is a discreet 8 petaled pattern that it often used as buttis on the body of a Saree, or as an 'accompanying' motif on the border of some South Indian weaves.
Now, this is a lotus I can get onboard with! I love the fact that the stylised lotus motifs are interspersed with the 'vayiram' motif because it makes for a very motivational border.
Why motivational you ask? Because you can take inspiration from a lotus and bloom in the mud you find yourself planted in, or if you prefer you can take Rihanna's words to heart and 'shine bright like a diamond' 😜 #saree#sarees#sari#sareelove#sareestyle#sareemalaysia#sareetowork#cotton#cottonsaree#ikat#ikatblouse#handloom#iwearhandloom#igers#igersmalaysia#igersworldwide#wiw#whatiworetowork#wiwt#whatiworetoday#ootd#fashion#style#love#fashionblogger#blogger#indianfashionblogger#indianfashion#indianstyle#sareesandstories
правильное утро - это когда ранний подъём, свежий апельсиновый фреш и свежее утро на балконе с видом на море🤗
сегодня я пропустила все это, потому что организм требовал наконец-то дать ему немножечко сна🙈
просто когда ты хочешь совместить несколько работ, море, бассейн, семью, друзей и тусовки, то именно сон никогда не вписывается в 24 часа и остаётся в дефиците😬
энергии запасы пополнила и я снова буду себя хорошо вести. обещаю😉🤞🏼
Do you agree to this?
This has been one of my fave mantras so I decided to turn it to something else. It was a long process in digitizing this since I had no practice for a few months (thank you to @googlygooeys for the fun workshop; sorry for not practicing also 😭) but voila! Along with @stephenarvin's illustration, it became a postcard!
You can catch this at the Art Market in @pineapplelabph this coming Saturday from 5pm to 11pm. Hope to see you there! 💙✨