Re- ‘A little added, a little lost’: engineered fabrics

‘Re-’  A hand-woven translation of the theme ‘restoration’  for Akaaro, Delhi.      The collection is inspired by a personal motivation to restore or create  balance, of the past and the present, of the vernacular and the exotic that connect to create a sense of continuity and security. Beautiful natural fibres of cotton and silk in…

By the river Rehwa in Maheshwar

A photo account of cotton silk experiments and sampling in a historical temple setting by the river Rehwa. In a small temple town of Madhya Pradesh, the Holkar family has donated the beautiful premises around the Ahilya Temple to support and nurture the traditional talent of weaving maheshwari saris and fabrics. Most importantly they employ…

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….

A month long craft-escapade in Kutch, Gujarat

A record of my fellowship with the UNBOX Festival anchored by CellDSGN from Jan 2nd until Feb 5th, 2012. I went to Kutch with a curious mind and with every new day I fell more and more in love with the passionate crafts people of kutch, their hospitality and love for sharing their stories. Our…

Ikat in Tope, Orissa

In a remote little village of Orissa called Tope, live the masters of the Ikat (resist-dye) weaving technique. Tulsiji from (Manab Adhikar Seva Samittee (MASS)) is showing us around and brings us to meet Dilip’s family. Dilip’s father is a humble middle aged master weaver.  His wife is very proud to share his achievements and awards…