Two beautiful Saree’s – a short personal journey by JCD – a gentle tale.
A fairly shy person in my private life, this video footage was filmed by one of the staff during a recent stay for recuperation at The Ayurgruham Ayurveda Hospital.
I have worn many costumes and cultural styles of clothing in my varied artistic life; but this moment captured on film was a very special experience, given lovingly by two Kerala Women (Mother & Daughter).
I enjoyed the a fun few hours playing dress-ups – both Saree’s were in traditional Kerala; or glorious vibrant Indian colours, enough to sate the visuals; and I received this gifts in the age old tradition of being dressed by other women – a loving time. I am such a ‘girl’ at heart – and absolutely love looking at or trying on, all kinds of clothing to express myself. Indian, Arabic, Western, European… clothing from many traditions and cultures – dressing up in beautiful clothing can only bring the deepest sense of contentment to a woman’s emotional and physical well-being when our mystery and beauty is embellished.
So, from me to those two women, ‘Thank you so much Loving Ladies, for making this such a memorable ‘initiation’ experience into the mysteries of folding, then wearing the magnificent Indian cultural piece, the Saree. Your loving kindness will be long remembered.’