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2019

  • September 17, 2019
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    THE HANDLOOM: KANJIVARAM SILK

    In 2018 Bollywood star Deepika Padukone wore two Kanjivarams for her wedding celebrations. One was a breathtaking red sari with the Gandaberunda, a mythical two-headed bird, and thesecond one had zari in both the warp and weft—it draped like molten gold. Both were by the Label Advaya from The House of Angadi in Bengaluru.

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  • September 6, 2019
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    K Radharaman of the House of Angadi is reinventing the weave

    In 2009, a master weaver called Dorai stared blankly at the man in front of him. Dorai told the man something the latter had already suspected he’d hear. “Mudiyadu, anna (It can’t be done, brother).” The master weaver only agreed to attempt what he had deemed impossible when the visitor, K Radharaman, assured him he’d sit beside him while he worked….

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  • August 7, 2019
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    Handlooms need a solid push

    K Radharaman of The House of Angadi says the awareness quotient about handloom has come down.

    “Earlier, shopping was typically a family expedition. So an understanding of handlooms (as well as other things like jewellery) was passed down through generations during these shopping trips. The end of such a norm has contributed to the decline in knowledge,” he says.

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  • July 30, 2019
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    A Humble Fabric Helped India Fight British Rule. Now It’s Big Business.

    “Simple devices to improve the ease of handling the spinning mechanism can go a long way in improving productivity,” says Radharaman Kothandaraman, a leading textile designer and founder of The House of Angadi, the sari brand that Bollywood star Deepika Padukone wore for her wedding to Ranveer Singh.

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  • July 8, 2019
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    The Fabric of India

    Ninety Kilometres South West of the modern City of Chennai – lies a town that lends its name to one of the most celebrated textile genres in the history of our civilization.

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  • April 20, 2019
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    Inspired by Deepika Padukone, here’s the modern-day bride’s guide to Kanjeevarams

    Deepika Padukone’s Kanjeevaram sari from luxury label, Advaya from the House of Angadi, has stirred the bridal fashion pot late last year and early this year. The Bangalore-based sari house is now in the news for its exquisite bridal Kanjeevarams and its innovative approach to the traditional weave. The fact that a celebrity like Deepika asserted her Kannada bridal roots with the Advaya sari not only made people sit up and take notice and got accolades for the House of Angadi. But for the design house, headed by Mr K Radharaman, the label’s popularity has always been the same, it’s a well known destination for South Indian brides around the world.

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  • April 19, 2019
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    A-Z summer wedding guide for every bride-to-be

    Are pastels still popular? What’s the low-down on the lehenga? To help brush up on your summer wedding vocabulary, we’ve curated an A-Z guide we recommend you keep handy.

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  • April 15, 2019
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    How to wear a metallic sari like a Bollywood celebrity

    From Sonam Kapoor Ahuja to Priyanka Chopra, most celebrities have already given metallic saris their stamp of approval. Here’s how you can incorporate one in your trousseau.

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  • April 12, 2019
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    Why organza Kanjeevaram saris need to be on your radar this summer

    Through design intervention and harnessing tradition, Bengaluru-based label Advaya by the House of Angadi is breathing new life into Kanjeevarams, a centuries-old weave.

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  • April 3, 2019
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    Why Textiles are a part of our National Heritage

    The rich cultural heritage that has been bequeathed to us by our ancestors is a source of great strength and pride to each one of us. I have always held that our cultural values were the source of our greatness as a civilization and shall remain at the core of our future progress as a nation.

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  • January 23, 2019
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    The Linen Kanjeevaram

    The year was 2009 . The idea of a linen-blended Kanjeevaram had been brewing in my mind for some time but the thought of transforming the basic construction of a genre that had been unaltered for centuries was daunting. What if it did not drape well? Will customers accept it as a Kanjeevaram? What motifs can we use that will enable the zari to stand out? What “weaves” should we use? How can it be simplified for the weaver to understand? These were some of the questions that I wrestled with.

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2018

  • December 14, 2018
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    THE HOUSE OF ANGADI: The 600-year-old legacy brand modernising heritage weaves

    Meet textile designer K. Radharaman, the man who modernised the age-old weaving traditions in the country. The Angadi family belongs to the Padmasaliya community – a traditional silk weaving community of South India. We started out as court weavers to several royal families. The Padmasaliyas are in fact credited with being the community that introduced silk weaving to Kanchipuram several centuries ago when they migrated from their ancestral hometowns to what is now Telangana.

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  • December 6, 2018
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    You are what you wear in India

    In an age when every designer aspires for successful actors to be seen in their creations for social media bragging rights, K Radharaman is an exception. Radharaman, who is CEO and Design Head at the House of Angadi has been discreet about publicity when actor Deepika Padukone shopped for her wedding saris at his family-run store.

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  • December 6, 2018
    Vogue
    Everything you wanted to know about Deepika Padukone’s Kanjeevaram saris

    Long before we saw the actual proof, it was clear that Deepika Padukone was going to be a Sabyasachi bride. But one of the key pieces in her wedding wardrobe—the Kanjeevaram sari Padukone wore for her Konkani ceremony—was discovered to be not from the designer’s repertoire, but a gift from her mother Ujjala Padukone, that was finished and styled by Sabyasachi Mukherjee for the actor.

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  • December 6, 2018
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    The lovely story of Deepika Padukone’s wedding sari

    In July this year, when the media had just begun speculating about Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s marriage, Deepika flew down to her hometown, Bengaluru. Together with her parents, the actress made her way to a sari store, Angadi Galleria, that the family have been long-standing patrons of. Among the many saris that were bought from the store that day was a pure zari, gold brocade Kanjeevaram sari for the bride-to-be. This is the same sari you’ve seen on social media, the one that Deepika wore for the traditional Konkani wedding ceremony.

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  • December 6, 2018
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    Much Ado: The Deepika Wedding Sari

    Tomorrow (November 22), on designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s official Instagram account you will see images of Christian Louboutin x Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s first collaboration for designer leather juttis with the signature red soles. The first two pairs of this collaboration were specially created for and worn by actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh for their Anand Karaj, one of the two ceremonies the couple observed as part of their wedding rituals at Lake Como recently.

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  • December 6, 2018
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    Tradition remains relevant forever

    Tradition remains relevant forever K Radharaman, CEO and design head from The House of Angadi’s label Advaya says, no trend can be sustained without serious design innovation By: Ranjani Govind Though his family has been in the business of textiles for over 600 years, 38-year-old K Radharaman’s label Advaya from The House of Angadi was […]

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  • December 6, 2018
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    Meet the Designer Behind Deepika’s Gorgeous Wedding Saris

    Meet the Designer Behind Deepika’s Gorgeous Wedding Saris There’s no doubt Deepika Padukone looked flawless at her wedding. While several initially thought the bride had picked out outfits by Sabyasachi, it was later clarified that though the design house had styled Deepika, the red Kanjeevaram sari she wore at her Chitrapur Saraswat ceremony and the […]

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  • December 6, 2018
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    Deepika’s Kanjivaram Sarees: In Conversation with House of Angadi

    Deepika’s Kanjivaram Sarees: In Conversation with House of Angadi When Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh announced that they were going to tie the knot, everyone went into a tizzy about the details. Where would they wed, how would the ceremonies be designed and more importantly – which designers would the starry couple wear to the […]

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  • December 6, 2018
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    Whoa! 400 Requests For Deepika Padukone’s Wedding Sarees

    The design head and CEO of in-house label Advaya, helms Angadi Galleria, a business with a 600-year-old history of weaving. Bengaluru-based Radharaman is in Mumbai to discuss participation in the forthcoming Lakmé Fashion Week with organisers IMG-Reliance. “I haven’t decided whether I should take part, but we were in discussion long before the story broke,” he tells mid-day, referring to news about him being behind Deepika Padukone’s wedding and reception sarees.

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  • December 3, 2018
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    From Indira Gandhi to Deepika Padukone, this store has dressed them all

    The owners of The House of Angadi, an upmarket sari label from Bengaluru, have always been media shy. Getting K. Radharaman, the 38-year-old CEO and design head, to pose for a photograph is quite a challenge, and it takes the combined efforts of the photographer and Radharaman’s wife Supriya (who says very firmly that she doesn’t want to be photographed) to get him to relax and pose. Even then, he’s visibly uncomfortable, and rushes away as soon as the shoot is done.

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  • December 3, 2018
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    Natural Sources of Dyes

    Who knew that the fiery red color of the Hibiscus lent a gentle mauve shade to fabrics? Just like love, one would say, that’s fierce and proud outside and gentle and dreamy inside.The fascination of understanding how some common elements in the environment could lend colours and shades to fabrics, jewellery and art had sparked the imagination of people for over 40,000 years.

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  • November 30, 2018
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    A Sari Story

    The 38-year-old Cornell University graduate is definitely not your typical silk sari manufacturer. He has imbibed his family’s 600-year-old weaving heritage and picked up the nuances of the business from his father
    R Kothandaraman (fondly known as R. K. Raman) whose clients included the likes of Indira Gandhi, MS Subbulakshmi, Pupul Jayakar and Nargis Dutt. “It’s been in my blood. Quite frankly, I learnt it from the best guru I could’ve had, which was my father. I founded the company on my own, even though it was a business my forefathers have been in and it has been a continuing tradition for centuries,” says Radharaman.

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  • November 30, 2018
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    Angadi Galleria: Rebranding in the Age of Instagram

    Today, Angadi Galleria has 40,700 followers on Instagram, its consumer enquiries are on a steroid rise, 51 publications have written about it and everyone who has any interest in what Deepika Padukone wore for her wedding and reception knows about the sari store in Bengaluru with a history of over 600 years in the textile trade.

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  • November 30, 2018
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    Angadi Galleria: The place from where Deepika’s mother got the saree for her wedding and reception

    Meet the traditional #Bengaluru saree house that designed the sarees for Deepika Padukone. It also counts Indira Gandhi and MS Subbalaxmi as its customers!

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  • November 30, 2018
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    Deepika Padukone’s Kanjivaram bridal sari carried a special symbolism for her married life

    Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s wedding, being touted as the ‘Wedding of the Year’ for all the right reasons, was held at Lake Como in Italy. The duo tied the knot in two ceremonies on November 14 and 15. They first got married in a traditional Konkani wedding ceremony followed by a traditional Sindhi-style ceremony the next day. On Wednesday, the duo hosted a grand reception at Deepika’s home-city Bangalore where all their close friends and family members were in attendance.

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  • November 30, 2018
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    Deepika Padukone’s Konkani wedding saree was not a Sabyasachi creation; the designer reveals the truth

    Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s wedding was one of the most talked about events of this year. The duo tied the knot in a fairytale wedding on the 14-15 November. They recently also shared photos from the fun-filled wedding festivities and they have taken over the internet. Fans love how perfect the couple is for each other.

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  • November 30, 2018
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    What Deepika Padukone’s wedding saree designer has to say about Sabyasachi credit controversy

    Deepika Padukone ooked like a vision in all of her wedding looks. While earlier it was believed that Sabyasachi had designed and conceptualised all of her wedding looks, it was later revealed that that was not the case.

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  • November 30, 2018
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    Sabyasachi mistakenly takes credit for Deepika’s Kanjeevaram saree, clarifies later

    Fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee was Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s atelier for all their wedding functions. And as pictures from the wedding started flooding social media, Mukherjee’s Instagram handle also posted pictures of the newlyweds from their wedding ceremonies with the caption, “head-to-toe in Sabyasachi for their wedding in Lake Como, Italy.

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  • November 30, 2018
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    K. Radharaman: To discredit any designer is unfair

    Radharaman, whose illustrious family has been in the art of woven work since the past 600 years, says he has no hard feelings against ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee , who had initially failed to mention that both saris worn by Deepika Padukone one for her Konkani wedding, and another for her Bengaluru reception were designed by Radharaman.

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  • November 30, 2018
    Meet the Designer Behind Deepika’s Gorgeous Wedding Saris

    There’s no doubt Deepika Padukone looked flawless at her wedding. While several initially thought the bride had picked out outfits by Sabyasachi, it was later clarified that though the design house had styled Deepika, the red Kanjeevaram sari she wore at her Chitrapur Saraswat ceremony and the golden sari we saw her in at her reception in Bengaluru were designed by K Radharaman.

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  • November 26, 2018
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    ET Panache Angadi Exclusive: Weaving A Legacy

    As dawn breaks Balaji adjusts his spectacles, even as he hastens to complete another yard of the resplendent red sari that shall soon adorn a bride-to-be on her red letter day. Balaji represents the sixth generation of a long line of weavers who have plied their craft in the secluded village of Tirucherai nestled in […]

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  • November 26, 2018
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    To discredit any designer is unfair: K. Radharaman of The House of Angadi (IANS Interview)

    The only difference between him and other designers right now is that his private label Advaya has been low profile despite being launched nearly 8 years ago.
    However, when actress Deepika Padukone chose to opt for saris for her wedding revelry from K. Radharaman, it gave a new spotlight to his design label wnd his Bengaluru-based Angadi Galleria.

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2017

  • April 20, 2017
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    The man behind the MS Blue

    Donning a blue Kanjeevaram sari and glistening diamonds, the legendary icon MS Amma, along with Smt Radha, performed the “Mummoorthigal Vizha” at Tiruvarur in 1986 -mesmerising the audience in her signature voice. There seemed to be a divine intervention to make the time stop that day. The Signature Style MS Subbulakshmi, fondly known as MS […]

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2016

  • November 7, 2016
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    The Queen of Pop in a Sari

    Untrained in traditional music and with a voice that would dread the choice for mainstream music, Usha Uthup’s earlier music days at school were limited to the percussions. The vernacular legend pioneered her unique brand of Indian pop in the 1970s. With over 49 years of performance singing in 22 languages, she is a bundle […]

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  • October 31, 2016
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    Princess Perfect looks from Angadi

    Wardrobes of the princess and queens have always been a desirable visual treat for women. Rich silks, brocades, intricate ornamentation, fine fabrics and luxury choice of colours have made them an exemplary reference to erstwhile royal fashion. The Manosallsa, an early 12th-century Sanskrit text composed by the South Indian king Someshvara III of the Kalyani […]

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  • August 28, 2016
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    Not Just A Sari Store

    The swirl of colour.The glint of gold. The sensuousness of silk all woven together to produce the silk kanjivaram sari that lights a small spark of desire in the most prudent of hearts. It is with this beauty that the name Angadi is associated. The House of Angadi is one of India’s oldest and foremost […]

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  • August 28, 2016
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    Fighting for Freedom: A Thread Count : Part 2

    As the month of August comes to a closure, Angadi Galleria honours the valiant, woman  freedom fighters who have defied stereotypes and have impressed the generations to come. Their sacrifices and will towards India’s freedom from British Raj has proved their inner strength breaking apprehensions towards valour titled synonymous to men. Madam Bhikhaiji Cama Despite being […]

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  • August 14, 2016
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    Fighting for Freedom: A Thread Count : Part 1

    “SaareJahaan Se Achcha, Hindustan Hamara…” boom the voices of the children, in remembrance of our attainment of Independence on the 15th of August, 1947. The triumph of our freedom and the flames of pride are still in our hearts today but somewhere, the women behind such a strong movement has been lost in the pages […]

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  • June 27, 2016
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    The Iconic House of Angadi

      A textile prodigy and a part of India’s foremost textile families, K. Radharaman is CEO and Design Head of the iconic House of Angadi. The family began their journey as court weavers to The Saraboji Maharaja (Serfoji II) of Tanjore and evolved into the retailer of choice to Heads of State, industrialists and celebrities […]

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  • June 27, 2016
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    There’s linen in your Kanjivaram

    If you thought linen was great for shirts and capris, look again into the radical wardrobe. It’s now time for linen Kanjivarams. Linen is the new premium luxury fabric the world over, fast replacing silk. The matte effect of linen is being preferred over the lustre of silk, points out Radharaman K., design head, Angadi […]

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  • June 27, 2016
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    Why you will not see this art on Banarasi silk any more

    The demand for kadua and other high value woven products has declined considerably due to lack of support and patronage. In Kadua, the weaver creates the design on a warp of threads without having to cut it at the end of each pattern. -Milan Sharma It is no secret that Varanasi is known for its […]

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  • June 27, 2016
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    New government initiatives will help India’s textile industry

    New government initiatives will help India’s textile industry New Delhi:(IANS) The initiatives of the government have raised hopes of resurrection of the Indian handloom and textile industries, says K. Radharaman of The House of Angadi, which has a 600-year legacy in the textile trade. The government has set its sights on the development in the […]

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  • June 17, 2016
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    The House of Angadi

    The House of Angadi straddles virtually every segment in the world of textiles from Saris, to Garments, from Yarn to Furnishing. Promoted by a family with a legacy of over 600 years in the textile trade The House of Angadi has traversed a path that few have.Beginning their journey as court weavers to the Saraboji […]

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