'Griccia' è un termine usato dagli antichi tessitori della seta del xiv e xv secolo, indicante un fregio a sviluppo in genere verticale, come un tronco che sostiene elementi decorativi come l'ananas, la pigna e il melograno.

mercoledì 6 luglio 2011

Salwar

DSC00058Sapete cos’è? Sono quei pantaloni larghi che portano le donne (e gli uomini) in molti paesi del sud est asiatico, dall’Afghanistan al Nord dell’India. Sono comodissimi, anche se certo non esaltano la bellezza del corpo femminile. Dire che stiano bene alla donna media, è dire un grossa bugia. Bisogna essere alte due metri, piuttosto ossute e che i pantaloni siano fatti di un jersey finissimo, per esempio di seta, perché cadano bene e chi li indossi non dia l’impressione di goffaggine.

Forse per questo, dappertutto si portano con camicioni di varia ampiezza, a coprire il più possibile. Però sono tanto comodi, soprattutto d’estate. Siccome alla mia età non ho più bisogno di vestire attillato per attirare maschi in calore, me ne sono fatta un paio.
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Ho preso un bel cotone leggero, blu scuro e damascato. Su internet (ma come facevamo quando non c’era?) ho trovato questo modello davvero semplice. Un paio di sforbiciate, due cuciture a macchine e voilà, pronta per uscire.

Do you know what does it mean? Those wide trousers that women (and men) wear in many countries of South and central Asia. They are very comfortable, although it can not be said that they enhance the beauty of the feminine body. It is a big lie to say that they flatter the average woman. You have to be 2 meters high, quite bony and that the trousers are made out of very fine jersey, for instance a silk knit, in order that they look good and that who wears them doesn’t look clumsy.

Maybe because of that, everywhere the salwar is worn with shirts/dresses so ample to cover as much as possible. But they are very comfortable, especially during the Summer. Since at my age I do not need any more to dress tight in order to attract males in heat, I made myself a pair.


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I used a nice, light, dark blue damask cotton. I found online this pattern (how could we live without internet?) that is really simple. A couple of snips, two machine seams and voilà I am ready to go out.

Eccomi qua nei miei nuovi pantaloni: ve lo avevo detto che non donavano, no?
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Here I am in my new trousers: I told you that they didn’t flatter, didn’t I?
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Questo bel tessuto operato è un lampasso francese, fotografato con la mia nuova super macchina fotografica.
This is a beautiful jacquard textile is a French lampass photographed with my new camera.
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11 commenti:

  1. I think a cmfortable pair of pants just for hanging around in is one of the most handy things to have. I tend to live in my tracksuit pants when I'm at home in winter, but I've been thinking I need to look into some alternatives to sew. Happy birthday by the way!

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  2. Great!! But tt should be a little longer. You're exposing your ankles!! ;)
    See,that's extend to which we cover up ;)
    Now that you've tried salwar,why not try the churidar?

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  3. Oh, Deepa, I had no idea that I had to cover my ankles! Thanks for the hint, I think that churidar is a little more demanding to make and to wear but...I like challenges.

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  4. yes..you'll need more cloth,more time to sew,more time to wear and more time to remove ..

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  5. Thanks for droping in to say hi at my little blog!

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  6. They look lovely with that blue top in the picture!

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  7. I think the pants look great. I agree that all that fabric around the waist doesn't flatter anyone, but with a long top who can tell?

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  8. I think they look nice, I love loose pants in the summer.

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  9. Those pants sound and look wonderfully comfortable. Im off to investigate.

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  10. I wenr toIndia in January. Talk abpot hot!
    I tooklose linenclothes from home but once I saw the salwah kameez (I apolgize for the ?spelling) I bought seveal and had a few made. Beautifl fabric,so comfortable. The fashion seemed to be for slimmer pants. These are cut on the bias and very fitted at the snkle but still roomy round the waist. I love them and wear them here in summer. I could trace a pattern for you. Will take a photo when I have time. And I LOVE the tops. Everyone admires them, the ones I bought are almost knee lenght.

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  11. They look perfect with your blue top, cool and light. I bet they feel lovely and comfortable.x

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