Textures of ancient Nalanda

Nalanda was a seat of learning and one of the oldest residential universities in the ancient kingdom of Magadha, established during the Gupta dynasty in the 6th century AD. The Chinese monk Xuanzang said, ‘it was at Nalanda where an azure pool winds around the monasteries, adorned with the full-blown cups of the blue lotus,…

Uppada of the East Godavari

This work was done with the Uppada weavers of the East Godavari region of An cotton dhra Pradesh. These weavers had been working with mill made korean silk.  As one of the design interventions, khadi wefts were introduced to add a new texture to the fabric and make it more sustainable. With the use of…

Khadi wool knits and conscious fashion. Photo by 11.11

Khadi wool fabric developments in Gujarat for 11.11 in 2013. A sustainable & conscious fashion project close to my heart Circular and linear hand machine-knit developments done in Khadi wool at a Khadi Gram Udyog, a little outside of Ahmedabad, Gujarat.  The knitting machines are mainly operated by women who are employed at the Udyog….