Summary: Master artisan Gajam Govardhan brings his matchless ikkat saris in a vibrant interplay of colours and motifs with some outstanding pieces. Each sari bears the artistic works ranging from iconic Ashavalis, Benarasis and fine ikats to hemp and jute-textured ‘Village Art’ ones. Radhika Lalbhai’s Ashavalis ‘speak in the language of a weave older than that of Benaras’ says designer Lalbhai. The textile show has a wealth of kurtis, tops and made-ups, high on distinctive block prints, embroidery and patchwork. Equally iconic are Abha Dalmia’s Benarasis in jewel tones and spring colours with fine motifs woven with the ‘revived’ 100-year-old ‘katan’ weave.
Sunday, March 6, 2016