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  • Place of origin:

    Chanderi (woven)

  • Date:

    2012 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Garg, Sanjay (designer)
    Raw Mango (designed and made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk and cotton, hand woven

  • Museum number:

    IS.18:1 to 3-2012

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition []

Sanjay Garg and his company Raw Mango are creating a fashionable range of saris aimed at a younger generation. His design interventions focus on simplifying traditional motifs, using bold bright colours and experimenting with handloom weaving to make lighter more wearable saris.

Physical description

Sari, pink/orange chanderi, with orange boarder and green selvedge; the pallou has a motif of small crows woven in rows in pink with one in green; pink blouse with green detail on sleeve and pink petticoat.

Place of Origin

Chanderi (woven)


2012 (made)


Garg, Sanjay (designer)
Raw Mango (designed and made)

Materials and Techniques

Silk and cotton, hand woven


Length: 5.5 m, Height: 1.2 m

Descriptive line

Sari, pink/orange chanderi, with orange border and motif of crows on pallou, designed by Sanjay Garg for Raw Mango, woven in Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh, India, 2010, with matching blouse in pink with green sleeve detail and pink petticoat, both tailored at Sanjay Garg's studio, Delhi, 2012

Labels and date


Raw Mango is at the forefront of making saris more fashionable to a younger generation. Designer Sanjay Garg simplifies traditional motifs, combining them with bright colours and a mix of silk and cotton thread to make lighter, more wearable saris. The pallu or end of the sari has 108 (an auspicious number in India) small crows in pink, with one woven in green.

Designed by Sanjay Garg (b.1980) for Raw Mango
Silk and cotton
Woven in Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh, 2012
V&A: IS.18-2012 [03/10/2015-10/01/2016]






Clothing; Textiles


South & South East Asia Collection

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