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

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 peek 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

This installation was a response to a project under the theme “Laws of the Market” at 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 fakes market of Bangalore. This wearable installation is a comment on accessibility and purchasing…

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 old world charm of Kolkata

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