The motifs that adorn the saree were first created on canvas before being woven in pure gold zari on the saree. The images recreated on this saree historically trace India’s progress beginning with Glimpses from the Mohanjadaro-Harappa civilization, Rama Era, Krishna Era, Budda, Mahavera, Maurya, Chera, Chola, Pandiyas, Rajputs, Moghuls and culminating with the nation’s freedom struggle. Apart from this it also features images of India’s Map, the Globe and Monuments of national importance. The cultural and social diversity of India has also found a place on this silken canvas with images depecting folk dances, festivals and cultural attire. Images of some of our freedom fighters have also been included such as Mahatma Gandhi, Thiruvalluvar and Swami Vivekananda.
Hon’ble Thiru Surjeet Singh Barnala, Governor of Tamil Nadu was gracious enough to formally launch this Saree at a function in Raj Bhavan, Chennai very recently. The Governor praised the efforts that have gone into creating the Saree and lauded the distinction achieved by Pothys.
The record Saree was unveiled for public viewing by Dr. Nalli Kuppusamy Chettiar of M/s Nalli Kuppusamy Chetty in the presence of Mrs. Y.G. Parthasarathy - the educationist, Ms Padma Subramaniam – a well known Bharatnatiyam dancer, Mrs Sudha Ragunathan – the popular carnatic singer. Dr Nalli Kuppusamy Chettiar also honoured the weavers and the artisans involved in the project.