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A Sri Lankan Saree Extravaganza in New York City

Friday, 31 May 2019

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York hosted members of the United Nations Hospitality Committee for Delegations (HCUND) to a Sri Lankan Saree Extravaganza at the Mission premises on 30th May 2019.

The ladies viewed a short presentation on the handloom sarees of Sri Lanka, different drapes of sarees worn in the country.  They were also briefed on the versatility of the saree, which is worn in different spheres of life, from the bride to the housewife and the professional woman and to the woman working in the tea estates.

Models displayed the different drapes of saree worn by the ladies of Sri Lanka for occasions such as weddings, cocktails and the office.

The guests were then afforded an opportunity to drape a saree style of their choice and model it.  Door gifts of “Pure Ceylon Tea” and ayurvedic soap were given to the guests.

The event concluded with a traditional Sri Lankan afternoon tea comprising of lavariya, thalaguli and Ceylon tea.


Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations

New York

30th May 2019


Models displaying the sarees


Guests wearing sarees


Model displaying the saree

Little model displaying lama sariya


Guests, models and staff of the Permanent Mission


Guests modeling sarees


Mrs. Therese Perera thanking the guests