Re: Created a (Henna) Monster... :)


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Posted by Willowhawk on September 27, 2002 at 18:25:32:

In reply to: Created a (Henna) Monster... :) posted by Liz on September 26, 2002 at 19:00:37:

photo of me in my 8$ sari above.

: Soooo, without wearing the only authentic Indian costume (suit) I
: own, what does one wear to such parties? I hate to wear my costume
: and get henna on it... You all are going to have to hook me
up....
: (Slowly, so I don't go to the poor house)

Slowly.....so you don't go to the poor house...lol...check out Ebay.
I absolutely LOVE sari's and the really ornate ones are so
beautiful...but I have the same fears as you, don't want to get henna
paste on it.
I have several sari's that I wear very often...but 1/2 of them are
specific to work in...why?...cuz they are poly blends. I have
spilled/smeared on one often {of course it's a solid 'ghee'/butter
color w/ NO pattern}, but a couple of washings and it's gone.
I am economical {read in 'cheap' ...lol}, and I have purchased a few
sari's off of Ebay. The most expensive w/ shipping was $22, the most
affordable w/ shipping was $11. I have a friend who lives near many
Indian stores and she brought me 2 sari's that cost $8 each. My rule
of thumb since I will be working in them is that they must be durable
and cheap. And with that rule always in the back of my head...I
don't like to pay more than $20....which may be completely
unreasonable on my part. But, I am rough on them.
The synthetic fabrics, while not traditional, are more user friendly
and affordable. The cottons and silks are more spendy and have hand
threaded work but you will pay more.

Ebay has a myriad of Indian and ethnic/tribal/bellydance
items....spend a day or two trolling thru there...many gems to be
found.
Good luck...
Justine Willowhawk

 


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