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The collection aims to create an innovative, sustainably-produced collection of fabric using the hand-loom in order to uplift Tamilian dobby loom weavers.
The collection draws its inspiration from Indian Block prints as well as the Indian technique of “Ikat” which is a craft in and of itself.
My collection is deeply rooted in my time spent with the weavers of Chennimalai. I have been moved by their simplicity, grit and determination. Through this collection, I not only wish to revive the dying craft of Handloom Dobby weaving but also shed some light on the incredible community of handloom weavers in general who, according to me, are truly in a league of their own. Their passion and discipline to their craft is unmatched and sadly, ever so often, unrecognized. So, I have taken it upon myself to name each of my styles after the traits of the weavers whom I so deeply admire.
Due to the Covid pandemic in 2020, the unavailability of university resources deterred me from producing physical samples. However, the digital illustrations provide a realistic outcome of the collection.