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Our Heritage Textiles

Spirit Sarai styles honor the craft, ancient culture and pure spirit of India. We do this by preserving ancient textile traditions of India and her nomadic tribes. Most styles are made using garments of traditional Indian dress, such as saris or dupattas.

Sarai is the name of the woman who sold me my first vintage sari from a street market on my first trip to India. Overwhelmed by all the beautiful embroideries, Sarai explained to me how there could be so many different types of saris, each one unique with its own embroidery technique used to embellish it. The vintage hand embroideries found on these fabrics had been passed down for generations by women of particular villages, each stitch technique native to a different area of India.

Spirit Sarai was born out of this meeting in the market with Sarai, her proud glow as she talked about Indian textiles. By purchasing a Spirit Sarai style you help keep the spirit and craft of each village alive.

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