In a heartfelt gesture, the Charge d’Affaires at the US Embassy in New Delhi, MaryKay Carlson, wanted to take part in India’s celebration of its 70thIndependence Day by wearing the very identity of Indian culture – a gorgeous handloom saree.
She took to Twitter to ask for help deciding which saree to wear. Over the past month, using the hashtag #SareeSearch, Ms Carlson tweeted a series of photos and videos while out hunting for the perfect saree. When she finally narrowed down her selection to four most gorgeous handloom sarees, namely Jamdani, Dupion, Kanjeevaram and Tussar, she created a Twitter poll. Nearly 2,000 Twitter users voted to help her decide and zero down on the most prominent and graceful of all choices, the very elegant red Kanchipuramsilk saree.
Many gave many reasons to go for Kanchipuram including some saying that the kanchipuram silk saree had a tinge of saffron and green thus carrying the colors of the country while others said that it carries the colors of India as well as the US, but many opined that kanchipuram looked the best simply because of its rich colors, its superior glint and its elegance which was class apart.
Based on the popular votes, as Ms. Carlson decided to go with the red good looking Kanchipuram saree, it was only fitting that she wrapped up her #SareeSearch by tweeting a picture of herself wearing the voter’s choice saree on 15thAugust while attending Independence Day celebrations in the capital and tweeting a picture of herself in the winning saree, much to the delight of her followers.
“#SareeSearch success! Excited to attend #IndependenceDayIndia celebration wearing the voters’ choice – Kanjeevaram. #We Wear Culture,” tweeted Ms Carlson along with a picture of herself in a stunning red and green Kanjeevaram saree.
The world has chosen to go ethnic and celebrate India on the day it got its independence, it’s time we go out and out ethnic and celebrate our culture and tradition like never before, what say India?!