Eri – The Non Violent Silk

Silk is a lustrous fabric woven with yarns obtained from mulberry worms as well as other types of silk moths. These yarns are woven with different combinations of weft and warp to make silk fabrics that vary in texture and fall. Moreover, different regions of India have their own versions of silk sarees that reflects the culture of that place. Silk is an all time favourite fabric in India and abroad.India is the second largest producer of silk next to China and it has an enormous variety in silk. Silk…

Ravikkai

Fashion is ever evolving but never changing . If u notice keenly you would realise that what was in trend 20 years back will be on roll then with some innovative and slight interesting changes. Have u ever noticed your granny’s old black and white pictures in which she wore a kancheepuram sari with a dark velvet blouse which we call today’s trend or fashion. However the practice of wearing blouses evolved only after the rule of British period in India. People started enjoying our traditional six yard versatile drape…

Saree, The Versatile Drape

We wish to see the sari in a new wave among urban women and women in general. In the past, wearing the sari differently has gathered momentum at different fashion units. Women want the sari to be relevant in an urban context. People should wear what they are comfortable in. Dressing up is about being yourself and expressing your style, and that’s what is fashion all about. Keeping up with the incessantly changing trends is fun and exciting but not at the cost of compromising on our comfort. This is…

Ajrak Prints

Ajrak is an interesting textile art form of Gujarath and its interior villages.They’re mostly found in few earthy Indian colours and are made of natural dyes especially indigos printed with the help of intricately carved wooden blocks. The essence of ajrak printing is to celebrate nature in terms of the vast use of natural raw materials and resources and the representation of its motifs and colours. For many years together artisans have made use of natural dyes to produce the deep intense colours of ajrak, such as extracts of the…

The Textile Art And Craft of India

India is known for its authentic textile art and crafts. The diverse religions, colour and creed adapted in different parts of the country paved way to create a niche for the rich culture, craft, fabric and fashion. As a designer I always love to delve in to the enormous art which is soul filling. The vibrant colours, textures and the natural sources of raw materials has a deep connection with the religions and customs followed in tat particular region. If given a chance one should definitely explore the nook and…

Embroideries of India

Embroidery is a craft of decorating a fabric using a needle and thread either by hand or a machine. Those days learning an art and developing one’s skill towards it was a mandatory practice in our country. We would’ve seen right from our great grandma sewing, tatting or knitting all the time to create something out of their hands and gift them to their loved ones. This created an ultimate bond and was treasured for generations in their memory. We are known for passing on a heritage and legacy to…