PUSHPA CHARI

The work of five young textile designers is on display at Amethyst.

Art, craft and the magic of creativity come together in the textile display of the final year Fine Arts students of Stella Maris College. Innovation is obviously the buzzword of the five young textile designers' work, which intrigues and charms. Deepti Mahindroo's furnishing fabric creations in cotton, silk, leather and jute compel attention with their mellow, understated sophistication. R.P.Preetha's charming patchwork screens live up to her caption, `Rhythm of Colours.' Ritu Negi's `Nafees' or `Exquisite' seeks to create the loveliness of Taj Mahal's inlay work on screen-printed table linen and Khushboo's `Allure' brings back old world romance in her revamping of the ribbon embroidery craft of 17th century France to fit contemporary milieu. Sashikala goes ethnic with her alpana inspired block printed motifs on dyed cotton handbags. And you can smell the freshness of Korai grass in the graded table covers and mats created by Angelina Sheeba.Working with mentors and faculty members, the students have covered the entire creative journey from concept to creation on their own. A walk around the exhibition opens doors to future trends in interior-scape, which are basically grounded in eco-friendly and organic values. The exhibition is on till April 21 (today) at Amethyst, Sundar Mahal, Gopalapuram. (Ph: 98401 06840/ 98405 45449).