Potter Beatrice Wood’s Saris

Ceramacist Beatrice Wood was fascinated by the philosophies of the East and became a member of the Theosophical Society in 1923. She moved in Bohemian circles and socialized with the likes of Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray. She’s been called The Mama of Dada. She amassed a huge collection of saris and wore them almost exclusively, along with vast quantities of silver jewelry.

She lived to 105 and, when asked the secret to her incredible longevity, she would respond, “I owe it all to chocolate and young men.”

Want to know how to tie a sari? There are hundreds of ways, but here’s one.

Chantal Boulanger wrote a wonderful book on saris. From Chantal Boulanger’s site, here’s the story of a woman who learned to master the art of tying a sari despite the fact that she was unable to use her left hand.


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