This jubilant choli is an ode to the talented artist, Raja Ravi Varma with his famous portrait of an Indian woman with a fruit basket.
NOTE: Sari is model's own and is not for sale.
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We share our standard size chart for all our products on our website. All our stitched products come with extra margin & stitches should you need to alter this. We also offer unstitched fabric with artwork appliqued for most of our designs as an option. We stitch as per your unique order that is a combination of Design, Fabric, Colour, Sleeves or Sleeveless so it is a custom made for you & cannot be returned for reasons of wrong size.
Care for Fabrics:
- Preferably always dry clean. Or, gentle hand wash in cold water.
- Do not machine wash.
- Do not soak in water.
- Always dry in shade.
- Never use detergents or chemicals on the painting/embroidery/screen printing.
- Always iron the painting/embroidery/screen printing inside out.
Care for all other Materials:
- Preferably always gentle clean with a dry wipe.
- Do not soak in water.
- Never use detergents or chemicals on the painting/screen printing.
Raja Ravi Varma was a celebrated Indian painter and artist. He is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art for a number of aesthetic and broader social reasons. Firstly, his works are held to be among the best examples of the fusion of European techniques with a purely Indian sensibility.
Secondly, he was notable for making affordable lithographs of his paintings available to the public, which greatly enhanced his reach and influence as a painter and public figure. Indeed, his lithographs increased the involvement of common people with fine arts and defined artistic tastes among common people for several decades. In particular, his depictions of Hindu deities and episodes from the epics and Puranas have received profound acceptance from the public and are found, often as objects of worship, across the length and breadth of India. It’s often believed that before Ravi Varma, our gods looked different. They had no humane feel to them. They were not relatable and were less worshipped. But when Ravi Varma painted them with a human touch, we could easily see and comprehend our favourite gods like friendly human beings. The women depicted in Raja Ravi Varma paintings are an amalgam of the women he saw during his travel through our country. They have skin colour of North Indian women. And they wear sari like the way they are worn in North India. But, when it comes to jewellery, Raja Ravi Varma chose the traditional style jewellery from South India.
29th April marks his 171st birth anniversary & as a tribute to this creative genius we have taken the liberty to reproduce one of his famous works “The Maharashtrian Lady” or “The Lady with the fruit tray”. Presenting the “Oviyam” (painting) choli in pure silk that has a hand painted reproduction of Raja Ravi Varma’s famous work on the back.
Choli can be made sleeveless or with sleeves.
Material: Pure silk in coral orange with a pink shot. Colors may appear slightly different in a picture.
Sizes: The choli comes in standard ready to wear sizes 34 to 48 with a 2 inch margin inside for alterations.
Custom sizes are possible at an extra cost. Provided upon request.