a small collection of my explorations and experiences, hence "thexploriencer". may you find some stories that inspire you and awaken the same curiosity that got me fascinated to the Indian subcontinent for more than 30 years. at the end, I believe, we are nothing more than the sum of our experiences.
India and Saris is a love story dating centuries back and there is no garment that dresses a woman with more elegance than this 5 meter piece of woven craftsmanship.
In the village of Thirbuvanam almost every house owns a handloom. On my last visit, I had the great pleasure of meeting Mr. Jothi, a master weaver. He explained, that the fine silk from the factory is too thick, so its manually split into three, producing an almost invisible thread, that is used to hand weave the most wonderful Saris, interwoven with artistic gold and silver patterns. This craft has been part of this region for generations. No wonder then, that these silk saris are considered among the finest in India.