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 A set of Kanakavalli Kanjivarams options gara embroidery by Ashdeen Lilaowala

 A set of Kanakavalli Kanjivarams options gara embroidery by Ashdeen Lilaowala

The ‘first of its variety’ collaboration between Chennai-headquartered on-line boutique Kanakavalli and award-winning textile designer Ashdeen Z Lilaowala has birthed a set of over 40 saris that accentuates kanjivaram weaves with the threads and motifs of Parsi gara embroidery.

The KVL X Ashdeen: Gara X Kanjivaram assortment options Kanakavalli kanjivarams in reflective tones of jewels, with occasional distinction borders, and embellished in silver, gold and bronze zari thread.

“It began with a message from Kanakavalli. The supply was to do Parsi embroidery on kanjivarams. The concept was to amalgamate the 2 crafts in a manner that they highlighted and complement one another,” says Lilaowala. “We needed to strike a stability that blends embroidery with woven saris, by discovering the proper color and shades of threads used.”

The gathering, he provides, was remodeled a span of 1 yr and concerned chinachinikari (Chinese language women and men in a panorama showcasing pagodas, homes, bridges, every thing). Ashdeen’s detailed floral motifs in gara embroidery are dotted with birds and butterflies in zari work and distinction colored thread.

Kanjivaram has a really strict geometry and grammar. The gara embroidery permits it to have a extra floral look. It was our model director Venkat Nilakantan’s thought to discover Kanjivarams via gildings,” says Ahalya S, artistic entrepreneur, Kanakavalli.

The gathering begins from ₹95,000 onwards. It’s obtainable on-line at kanakavalli.com until Might 8 and Kingsley, Chennai, from Might 13 to Might 15 (10am to 8pm).

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