Priya Chandrasekaran: Cutting Our Grandmothers’ Saris


Following her grandmother’s death, Priya Chandrasekaran wondered what to do with the colorful silk saris she inherited. In deciding to make a quilt from them, Chandrasekaran believes she found a way to both honor her grandmother and create something new.

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Priya Chandrasekaran is a doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology. She is a former Mississippi Teacher Corps member and recipient of a NYFA Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature. She facilitates rural service projects and homestays worldwide.