“I observed that there was an online pattern of pictures showing women in sarees. You know the fair, slim, tall, straight-haired model-types in typical sequined saree just posing in a studio? There is no problem with those kinds of photos, but they annoyed me since they were the only variety you find when you Google the word ‘saree’ or ‘sari.’
“Pleats N Pallu’s narrative is focused on celebrating all types of bodies. It is a project started in Australia to celebrate diverse women who believe that a saree is much more than just yards of fabric.”
Das has inspired other women with her stunning photos and captivating stories to come forward and share their own.
Pleats N Pallu’s Instagram page is full of other women in their sarees, their love shining through in each post.
“The plan is to grow the tribe of like-minded individuals and keep celebrating the fierce individuality of everyone. Saree signifies this energy to me, and I desire others to feel it, too!”
We’re feeling it, Tanaya! Keep spreading the love of saree because we are so here for this!
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