Newsletter 18 - June 2001

1. news
2. pictures from Nicole Singleton Lasher
3. IDC campaign news
4. contribute!
5. a personal note from Chantal

1. News:

*** Please check our “Web Library”: : We have plenty of new very interesting sites! Alternatively, check the bookmarks on the Yahoo Egroup “idcmembership”..

*** If you know or participate in an event, web site, etc. connected with draping, please let us know. This “news” feature is yours!

2. Pictures from Nicole Singleton Lasher

IDC member Nicole Singleton Lasher has added some photographs of herself wearing drapes and turbans, as well as a method for a short drape.This can be found in the idcmembership egroup on Yahoo, in the “files” section, under the folder “Cinnamyrrh’s wraps”.

This is what she wrote:
“I've uploaded the pictures in the Yahoo Group's file library.
"There are four photos of me. One in a black full sari and head wrap, a closer look at the head wrap, and two of me in a maroon sari, Nivi style, one of them with the end tossed over my head as a veil.
“The fifth image is a diagram of how to wrap an urban-feasable 'shorti' or half-sari like shawl. It can be worn with anything from jeans to shorts.
“I began, a few months ago, to wear draped clothing on the street. Here in Israel, where it seems that most people are trying to be western, style-wise, it causes a bit of a stir for people to see someone looking very eastern, and outside of the standard 'uniform' of the major religions here.
“Hopefully, I've inspired some orthodox women here to try new head coverings, and some non orthodox to think outside of the box in their style. It's very, very hot here in the summer, and draped styles simply make more sense.”

3. IDC campaign: free books for educational institutions

We still, after 3 months, have a number of copies of the book “Saris: An Illustrated Guide to the Indian Art of Draping” to give free to educational institutions such as art schools, textile and costumes schools, universities, etc.
The problem is to get them to those institutions. There are several ways to do this: somehow get the books from London and give them yourself to the institution in question, or pay (or get the institution to pay for) shipping costs (for the USA: $10).
If you are in the New York area and have suggestions, please let me know.
ANY SUGGESTION WELCOME, but please remember that postage is not free and we do not have any money at this point.
For your offers and suggestions, please get in touch with:

4. Contributions!

I was very happy that Nicole (see § 2) added to our egroup site some pictures. I especially like “Cinna full sari”!
Please do not forget that we have PLENTY OF WEB SPACE on our egroup and on IDC’s web site to put pages...
Nicole also suggested many fascinating web sites and organized them by subject folders in our idcmembership egroup’s bookmarks. I have added our other links from our “Web Library”.
Our “Web Library” is important, and your URL suggestions are most welcome. We now have a “fashion drapes” segment for modern sarongs, pareo and other drapes such as Nicole’s “shorti”.
Please do not hesitate to contribute to this newsletter, web site and egroup! If you have URLS to suggest, you can of course directly add them to the bookmarks of our egroup, but please also add them to our “Web Library” by filing the “suggest site” form or send an Email to:

5. A personal note from Chantal:

Not much has been happening this month, except that the Commonwealth Institute, in London, is considering the exhibition on saris... So is the Denver Museum of Natural History... If you have any way to let them know of your support, please do it!

Thank you for your help and support.

Best wishes!

Please do not hesitate to send any question, suggestion, criticism.
If you have some links to suggest, please let us know!
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