Textile Tales by Rema Kumar
This collection by Rema Kumar explores the world of India’s diverse and celebrated surface detail techniques on different weaves – Ajrakh, Batik, Handblocks, Kantha, Patti Ka Kaam and Kalamkari.. As has always been part of her repertoire, Rema’s collections this summer is a happy fusion and coming together of different weaves and detailing, each creation speaking a narrative that is so unique and compelling to the viewer.The handwoven saris in Kota, Cottons, Maheshwari, Chanderi, Benaresis, come in all hues – creams, pastels, monochromes, indigos, earth and the vibrant multicolored joyous shades ; something for everyone..
The appliqué work of Pipli (Odisha) takes on a contemporary twist in the new collection of Chanderi saris. While the handblocks speaks volumes of her love for lines and geometry, the fish theme is dominant in the Pipli collection. And then you have embroidered butterflies, owls and parrots jostling for space in the vibrant pallas..The colourful Kotas are playful with Batik, Ariwork and handblocks, and turn ethnic with embroidery and Kalamkari detailing.
The light Silk-cottons with generous sprinkling of butis woven in Varanasi in sophisticated, soft shades display formal elegance of the old world style. The woven Chanderi range in vibrant shades and broad zari borders could add a definite style statement to any bride’s trousseau. The woven Maheshwaris with the trademark stripes and checks is pure drama.
The Andhra cottons in bright shades detailed with handprints brings a touch of happiness and sunshine to workwear, and can seamlessly blend into the corporate world, or can be a conversation starter among a giggly group of women simply letting their hair down at a luncheon.. The Khadi Kuppadams with geometric highlights could be any academician’s or banker’s delight..so soothing are the muted hues and shades.The printed narratives continues in the Jaali collection of Chanderi detailed with Ajrakhs and series of handblocks.
A limited edition of mix and match blouses with Batik, Kalamkari and Embroidery could liven up any sari and elevate its style quotient. The same goes for tastefully designed dupattas in Kota detailed with handblocks, highlighted with Patti ka Kaam and Ariwork..
EXHIBITION DATE AND TIME
23 Jul - 24 Jul 2019 11 am- 7 pm