Monday, August 18, 2014

Pothys Presents Color of the Year

Royal Orchid, a Pinkish Purple has been chosen as the Color of the Year by Pantone.

Pantone, a corporation which is located in New Jersey, is known for its color- matching system and gives companies a common vocabulary to discuss colors. Pantone conducts a poll every year with different companies from around the world to decide on one common color vocabulary.

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm” is what Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute said about the color selection.

Every color they release has its own symbolism, an emotional component, and a deeper meaning of the color too. Radiant Orchid is a regal and enigmatic purple that is derived from nature and a flower of the same name. It has already come up in a variety of applications and was a popular color choice of many fashion designers around the world.

It is a color that falls on the one end of the color wheel with Emerald on the other end. With pink comes an association with love and romance. The feminine color is also symbolic of caring, calmness and acceptance. The same association comes with its lavender undertones as well.  The purple or violet hue is considered regal or royal, noble and spiritual. Darker variances of the color may also indicate wise or honorable.

With a mix of such purple and pink, Pothys offers wide variety of designs in the Radiant Orchid colors, with different color combinations and embellishments to make it even more enchanting. Below are the products in the beautiful hues of Radiant Orchid.
Art Silk
Casual Saree in Yellow and Red Border
Samudrika Pattu
Samudrika Pattu with Floral Border & Leaf Motifs
Kurta Set
Kurta Set with Embroided Cuffs and Collar
Vasundra Lite Saree
Vasundra Lite saree with Mango motif

Cool Blues

Cool Blues

                                              Mysore Silk Saree in Shades of Blue

Monday, August 11, 2014

Aadi – Divine Feminine


                    Aadi being in the air, divinity surrounds the atmosphere everywhere. Festivals like Aadi Pooram, Varalakshmi pooja in Aadi are celebrated to mark the fresh inflow of water into the river and waterways during the south west monsoon season. One such festival is Aadi peruku. Aadi Perukku signifies prosperity and heralds good times in the lives of people. Prayers are offered to establish connection with the goddess Durga.

                         From the dawn of history, worship of the Goddess has been popular and predominant in the rural areas of Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.  They call goddess Durga as “Mariamman “in Tamil, where “Mari” associates to the rain.  This goddess is related to fertility and rain.
To thank this goddess various festivals are celebrated. The month marks the joyous period of farmers for they celebrate it with the good harvest.

                        Varalakshmi  Pooja is also celebrated during the mid month of aadi. Women fast during this day for the wellbeing of their family. This again is the prayer offered to goddess Varalakshmi, which is the one of the other forms of Goddess Durga.

                        Festivities are marked with new clothes in Tamilnadu. The Goddess is adorned with silk sarees as a part of offering the prayers. With weddings a strict ‘no no’ this season, people dedicate this month as the thanks giving period to the Nature god. 

                        Silk sarees , Silk dhoties and Pattu pavadais are generally the festive clothes that people opt for. Shimmer and shine becomes a part of every festive occasion’s clothes.
This season is also marked with slashed prices on clothes from retailers as an act to let people celebrate in their best clothes. With the season fast coming to a close and the Aadi Sale almost coming to an end, it’s time to stock up your wardrobe with the newest of clothes from Pothys!

Black Rajkot Patola
Black Rajkot Patola saree with Gold Zari Border
Pink Parampara Pattu
Pink Parampara Pattu with Orange Buttas
Nakshatra Set
Pink, White and Black Combination Nakshatra Set
Orange silk with Peacock Motif Border
Orange Silk saree with Peacock Motifs & Zari Border

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ethnic Hues from Pothys

Ethnic Hues from Pothys                                
                      Parampara Silks from Pothys.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Monsoon Wedding

A memorable wedding is everybody's dream. There are some that wish for the best weather on their wedding. There are also few who would love to get married during the monsoon! The romance factor is high during the seasonal rains and it is often referred to as the Season of Love. The monsoon has set in with a bang. Why not plan a monsoon wedding!

The beautiful rain drops and sweet fragrance of mud will add the most blissful harmony to your wedding. The monsoon is a period of efflorescence – the flora in nature is green and blooming. The wedding attires that are comfortable and bright will warm up the ambiance. Bright hues and heavy embroider clothes will brighten up your look.

Anarkalis are the toast of the season - these flared tops with becoming silhouettes and rich zari work are paired with three-fourth pyjamas or chudidhars; perfect for wading through those puddles. On the other hand, if a traditional and ethnic look is your mantra, then try saris in warm colours with thread work and thick zari borders and traditional motifs.

For men, silk, brocade or embellished kurtas and rich jackets look smart when worn with a silk dhoti or tailored pants. Handcrafted Kolapuri chappals complete the look.

With Pothys make your rainy day wedding absolutely amazing!
Red Lehenga
Red Lehenga with a zari border
Kurta Set
Gold Kurta set
White wedding Silk
White Silk Saree with Maroon zari border
Blue Mayuri
        Peacock blue saree