In our collection at the museum we have a saree in natural dye that was originally woven in Anekal . Around 20 years ago we wove the same design in Tamil Nadu in silkcotton , the original saree has fine stripes on the body but to bring some variation to the design we changed the stripes to checks.A couple of years ago one of the weavers we have known for many years agreed to weave a few sarees for us in natural dyes . His father was an expert in natural dye and he learnt from him,but for some reason had stopped working with them. Many years of getting after him resulted in him finally agreeing to do 2 designs. This year he created these beauties useing natural dyes . the design in simple with small checks woven on the border with a simple pallu and border.The saree is naturally dyed with madder and handwoven in a fine cotton.The saree comes with a blouse piece.