Patola weaving, Gujarat

  A photo journal of the traditional ikat weaving technique of Gujarat called ‘patola’. I am looking forward to do some work with this community of weavers soon. A dyed warp, ready to be woven Warp on the loom Dyed weft yarn, ready to become bobbins and be woven to match with the weft.  …

Sheer white sampling for a home in an orchard

A gorgeous home in an unending orchard is on its way. Inspired by all the life around the beautiful bear brick structure, here’s a sneak peak into some textiles that will adorn this space. These sheer whites and many more will soon become large panels and unending curtains to merge with the outdoors.  

Branded Aspirations

      With Anvita Goenka.   This installation was a response to the theme “Laws of the Market” -an inquiry  with Students of Weisensee Kunsthchscule, Berlin and my college,  Srishti School of Art Design and Technology Bangalore. The Installation is a Jacket made with tags of luxury and mid range Brands  found in the…

Christmas spirit in Indian natural earth pigments

This is a hand painted Christmas tree, painted with natural pigments by the Mata ni Pachedi craftsmen: Kirit and Usha Chitara. Please refer to the next post for more info on this Kalamkari technique of Gujarat.        

Bags for Kohl by Norquest

Floral screen printed bags with some embroidery for Norquest bags. http://kohl.co.in/ …”This natural-eco friendly piece of accessory is a perfect alternative to synthetic or plastic bags. Each part of the canvas bag is cut and stitched by hand. The artwork is originally hand drawn and then screen printed or embroidered on both sides. The lining and…

The 1900s are still so alive in Kolkata

Walking around North Kolkata was like being time machined to the Colonial Days! The architecture, the uniforms of the cops , the trams,  the yellow ambassadors as taxis and the  window frames of  buses! WOW! No wonder Calcutta is believed to be the cultural capital.  These fit so well into my nostalgic theme board of the…

Dries Van Noten A/W 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ9g-1bSo_s

I am in awe of Dries Van Noten’s new collection. Van noten was inspired by the rich asian vaults of the V and A in London. i love th balance of
the olives greys and blacks with turquoise and yellow and the juxtaaposition of heavy bright prints with solid blocks of colour so elegantly placed together. The silhouette are like the 70s and easy to wear but very refined and luxurious.

Little’s lost, little’s added

This post is  from 3 years ago, and the reason I made this blog. This is my Diploma Project Blog, you can find me here in the months of July August September and October 2012 :). You might come across findings, research, people, photographs, fleeting thoughts, and very soon some beautiful woven pieces. I am…