Border&Fall: Past, present and future of the sari
Border&Fall, the renown fashion and craft based digital publication, is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to create the first ever digital anthology on how-to drape India's sari in 84 ways including 3 short films on the sari's past, present & future.
By collaborating with prominent film-makers Bon Duke, Pooja Kaul and Q (Qaushiq Mukherjee), to create short films on the sari’s importance and relevance, Border & Fall’s concept is driven by a determination to educate, document and ensure the sari remains a strong part of Indian heritage to be celebrated over future generations.
“For over 5,000 years, the sari has united men and women through dress across the cultures of India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal: from North to South, rural to urban, labor to leisure and young to old. It has supported and sustained the livelihoods of weavers who represent many of the world’s greatest master craftsmen. The sari is steeped in connectivity: from storytelling and identity, family and community, to environment and workplace.”
“Our point of view is that we have taken a living and breathing garment - one meant for adaptation - and largely narrowed its scope to one dimension. Most people perceive the Nivi drape as the only way to wear a sari and more importantly, have no easy access to learn the other drapes. Therefore, we are left with a garment that is often perceived as traditional, old fashioned and with little room to experiment. Not only is this simply not true of the sari, but this perception puts the garment at risk: future generations will not want to wear it, and in many larger cities, they have already started relegating it to occasion wear.”
To support and learn more visit their Kickstarter page.
Video credits: Border&Fall