Have you ever wondered why all wealth passed on from generation to generation is called heir ‘loom’? Well, to begin with, this treasure that we are going to talk about right now is straight from the loom, and we think that the name suits it pretty fine!
Using your grandmom’s saree as new could be a part of your family tradition and here’s howUsing your grandmom’s saree as new could be a part of your family tradition and here’s how you can make that a very exciting feature of your wedding.Maintain originality:
Antiques are best valued by their authenticity and take care to ensure that the ‘family saree’ is as authentic as it can be. Do not try to be adventurous with your saree and try to modify its basics. It may work only against you.design with stones – precious and semi-precious to make the saree feel anew. Trust it with a designer who understands the value of the antiquity and will not tamper with the basic design.Care for the saree
Try and persuade your family to give the saree to you as soon as possible – atleast a month or two ahead of the wedding. First look for stains and blemishes and give it to an expert to clean the saree. Silk is very easy to clean, and first try cleaning with warm water. Wash it with mild soap and try not to keep the saree wet for a long time. Take care not to bundle the saree, and try and keep it crease –free. It maybe a good idea to give it to a professional dry-cleaner but a home wash will ensure that your saree looks new.Storage
Once all tasks are done, store the saree with soft folds, dusted with neem leaves. Some families also store some gold in between the pleats of the saree in order to energise the cloth with gold.