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.

3 comments:

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