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Amethyst is hosting an exhibition of Artisan-to-Artisan Design by Somaiya Kaxla Vidya of handwoven saris and stoles by the weavers of Bagalkot and Kutch among others.
The specially curated collection from the gallery will see artists like AV Ilango, Biswajit Balasubramanian, Chandra Morkonda and K Muralidharan showcase their work.
The 54 watercolour drawings are reproductions from the RBGE, curated by Dr Henry Noltie, and is a collection by Hugh Cleghorn, a forest conservator during his time in India.
With many local brands, there will also be exclusive collections from Varanasi’s Abhilasha Poddar and Saanjh Creations from Mumbai displaying some of their finest wear.
Choose from handlooms like Kanchi Silk Cotton, Kanchi pattu, Tussar Silk, Penkalamkari on Kanchipuram silk, among other varieties.
While the first collection features classic Pochampally motifs on kaftans, kimono jackets and straight-cut kurtas, the other has ikat weaves in classic styles with shift dresses and open long jackets.
For the first time, the bazaar will have handicrafts from Orissa, Manipur and Himachal Pradesh.
While Sujith uses stainless steel plates and soot in his work, Vasundhara’s art is about architectural with scratch walls, while Sundar explores architecture through unusual grids.
She explains her art as ornamental, bold and graphics to reveal the intricacy of traditional Indian art forms.
The artist takes inspiration from the not-so-commercial places like remote villages and travelling to places with historic value, because they are raw and have a different serenity to them.
It will display a wide range of handcrafted silver and gemstone ornaments, Kancheepuram and Bengaluru silks and saris with Kutch and Bandhini embroidery.
The artist explores various subjects through the charcoal and acrylic medium and displays it on handmade paper with the help of a varied colour palette including blue, grey and orange, among others.
Expect to find a wide variety of dresses, saris and lehengas from the likes of Golden Weaves from Delhi, Think Ethnic from Udaipur and Kashmir Handloom, among others.
The exhibition explores wildlife, as the self-taught artist uses stainless steel as his medium instead of canvas.
With versatile summer colours like red, yellow and blue, all you women can create unusual and striking pairings, which are definitely going to make you stand out at the next occasion.
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