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The blue-and-white stripe sari of Saint Teresa is now an intellectual property of Missionaries of Charity

The blue-and-white stripe sari of Saint Teresa is now an intellectual property of Missionaries of Charity
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About 400 workers walk on muddy tracks sandwiched between railway tracks and multiple cow sheds to reach the Gandhiji Prem Nivas Leprosy Centre every day, except Sunday. Here, workers, once leprosy patients who got healed, produce distinctive blue-and-white border saris — they are worn exclusively by Missionaries of Charity (MoC) nuns across 749 centres over 120 countries, including the Vatican City. A five-minute walk from Titagarh Railway Station in North 24 Parganas district, this centre is the only place in the world — run by MoC Sisters and maintained by MoC Brothers, where these unique saris are produced.

Read the full story at http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/fashion/the-mothers-legacy-the-blue-and-white-stripe-sari-of-saint-teresa-is-now-an-intellectual-property-of-missionaries-of-charity-4773051/

SOURCE: The Indian Express

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