Maya began in 2010 as a micro-retail venture for handloom Kanchi cotton sarees. The product range was expanded over the years to include Silks but the interest remained the same – traditional and aesthetic handloom Kanjivarams. Every piece of inventory at Maya is personally curated by its owners. With a passion for authenticity, they seek out master craftsmen in the Kanchipuram, Arni, Nehamum, Rasipuram, Sirumugai weaving clusters who supply direct to the boutique. Traveling to the weaver locations every 6-8 weeks is an arduous task but continues even today.
Maya’s business online (weavemaya.com) and its home-store in Bangalore serve an active client base all over India and abroad. Maya has participated in several exhibitions around India that promote handloom weaves.
Maya’s marquee offering is the Kanjivaram weave and its strength lies in the curation of authentic handloom sarees. Sourcing direct from original weavers is a statement of commitment for Maya; a commitment to offering its customers true-to-tradition products with original designs, colors, patterns, motifs, and overall iconography. Maya frequently undertakes the production of small editions of its own designs and revivals based on vintage saree designs. This is done by collaborating with a master-weaver well-versed in a particular weaving genre, so as to be faithful to the original schema.