The Saree

Green. The colour associated with nature. With prosperity and fertility. But neither of these emotions come to mind when I see you in green.

Love seeped in Red and admiration for you are the only things which fills my being when I see you in green.

For the green saree that drapes you, shimmers and shines with its eloquent design and motifs.

The tribal jewellery adorning your neck and wrists accentuates your beauty further. The look is completed with a slender belly chain around your waist which completes the ethnic accessory look.

But my focus is back on the saree. It suits you beautifully!

The 6 yards of its length drapes your body well and gracefully underlines your class and elegance.

Its touch from your ankle below to covering your torso above…and in between fitting in snugly at your waist; it does it all!

As though not satisfied with so much poise, the saree’s ‘fall’ rises up on your shoulder and drops elegantly on the other side.

This is in totally opposite direction to your hair which bewitches like a black night and cascades down in front, mesmerising all your admirers.

It is said a saree is a woman’s most seductive attire. It covers so much, yet is so sensuous.

The glimpse of a sliver of your waist, the smoothness of your back exposed in the arc of the blouse cut, the way it shows off the curves in your figure; all of it make it a timeless piece of fashion!

And you epitomise it all when you wear one.

As for me, well I wish that just for a few moments I could be that saree; an un-stitched stretch of fabric weaved with love and wrapped around your body, comfortable in your touch while holding you in my arms.

Saree Illustration by Divyasha Thakur. This is my 2nd collaboration with her after Passion. She is a student of Fashion Design and currently pursuing her studies from NIFT, Bhubaneswar. 

Divyasha has been an avid lover of art since her early days. It was only during the pandemic she discovered her passion for digital art. The medium and the creativity involved in it, helped soothe her frayed nerves during lockdown which had upended life in umpteen ways.

You can visit her Instagram page @thakurdivyasha to follow some awesome work! 

Copyright © 202 Wasim Jawaid

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