Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Sari

Image: Sari, silk screen print on crepe + silk hand embroidery
Photo Credits:
Swapnil Sakhare 2006

Sari, the most beautiful Indian drape that celebrates a woman.
The above sari is with a contemporary design inspired by art and tradition. The motifs are inspired from the works of artist Joan Miro, it is printed on a crepe fabric with and the borders and pallu are hand embroidered by silk with a deeper shade making the sari a monochromatic drape.

A book worth reading
Mr. Vijai Singh Katiyar, a designer, senior faculty at NID and my guide has recently written a book “Indian Saris: Traditions – Perspectives – Design". A blog on this subject by the author is here. Mr. MP Ranjan also writes about this book on his blog.
I haven't yet read the book, but I had a chance to flip through when it was still in a manuscript stage. Apart from traditions and designs, it also has a focus on the sari to be used by the younger generation which today is influenced by the western clothing. It throws light on the contemporary use of the sari.


Rujuta said... [Reply]

yay I like the saree and the model too ;) :D. good job with the bags!

Aarti Badamikar said... [Reply]

I too like the model!! ;) :)

screaming silence said... [Reply]

:) i too like your model