In unique textures

Re-visitng traditions Through weaves

Re-visitng traditions Through weaves  

Bailou of Kolkata brings to Bangalore a range of contemporary textiles created by master craftsmen of Bengal

Handcrafted saris in unique textures and patterns will be the highlight of Kumkum collection to be on display at Serenity store from September 3 to 5. The collection is brought to Bangalore by Bailou of Kolkata, which showcases handcrafted, yet trendy saris and scarves.

It is an attempt by Bappaditya Biswas, the designer to recreate old patterns in contemporary textures and colours. Drawing inspiration from old antique textiles, he adapts them to suit modern tastes. Elaborate jamdanis with sequins and tussar, matka saris, cotton khadis and resham silks are blended to create these textures. Elaborating on the sari collection, he says, there are a wide variety of designs and in vibrant festive colour palette. “We have introduced a new range in which we have first woven the piece, then block printed, and then certain areas are highlighted with the use of mirrors and embroidery,” he adds.

Besides, there are vibrant abir saris, which are desi muslins that come in coarser counts. There is also a range of embroidered saris. You can also check out the fine Bengal cotton with traditional borders that come in modern hues. The bold and contemporary jamdani range on matkas with sequins make for party wear.

In scarves, they have double cloths, and simple weaves to suit the Indo-Western wear. The highlight of the exhibition is contemporary textiles created in rare blends of tussar, matkas, cotton and mulberry silks. “Weaves are our main focus and we try and bring the various effects of embroidery and prints through the skilled hands. It’s an experience of traditions re-visited through weaves,” says the designer. The exhibition is on between 10.30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for three days at Serenity, No. 8/1, 5th Main, Jayamahal Extension, Bangalore- 46. Call: 41279127/ 99026-24452 or e-mail: >


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