Sarangi celebrates the spirit of the Kanjivaram with a range of saris that are elegant, beautiful and always special. Never blatanly modern, each sari is designed keeping the aesthetics and sensibility of The Kanjivaram in mind.
The collections have been put together by S.Ahalya, creative head of Rasvihar. “To me when something is beautiful, whether it’s jewellery or silk saris, there’s harmony, meaning and purpose. And for that to happen it must compliment their personality and be relevant to their life & lifestyle.”, says Ahalya, jewellery designer, and, now, the curator of Sarangi.
Sarangi is a recipient of Assocham-IMC Women Heritage Award 2010, for its role in promotion of the Kanjivaram. The award was presented by Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Government of India, and Smt. Swati Piramal, President, ASSOCHAM on 23 February, 2010 at a ceremony held at The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi. The awards were instituted by ASSOCHAM to applaud the efforts of women entrepreneurs.
The name Sarangi is inspired by the Indian musical instrument of the same name, whose sound is as expressive and evocative as a hundred colours. The word sarangi is derived from two Hindi words: sau (meaning “hundred”) and rang (meaning “colour”).