Fashion And Art Bring Spotlight On Indian Textile Heritage

Fashion And Art Bring Spotlight On Indian Textile Heritage

Gond and Kalamkari artworks, Pichwai paintings and hand spun benarasi and kota sarees are part of a new fashion and art collection that seeks to preserve India’s dying textile heritage as well as conserve wildlife.

The apparel range by Vidhi pays respect to traditional weaving traditions such as foiling, painting and embroidery. The designer said that her attempt is to preserve, revive and sustain the age-old heritage of Indian textiles as they are on the verge of vanishing.

While Vidhi’s fashion line is a blend of tradition and contemporary fashion, Nandini’s collection draws inspiration from the carvings on the walls of temples in Khajuraho and Ujjain to curate a range of artworks.

Designer and textile revivalist Vidhi Singhania and Rajkumari Nandini Singh of Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh) paying ‘An Ode to Indian Textile Heritage’, recently launched their respective collections here. Indian textile is a form of art, history and heritage which needs to be protected and promoted. It is a treasure which has to be presented in the correct way.

She further added that artisans have so much to give, but, while they work with the artisans to generate contemporary designs, they must also protect the traditional structure of the fabric and weaving techniques.

Her collection includes sarees in Kota, Benarasi and Chanderi, lehengas, ankle-length skirts, Rajasthani leherias, exquisite bridal ensembles, embellished blouses and potlis besides home decor items such as cushions, mats, trays and coasters.

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