Paintings in fashion, is art in motion. The fall of a perfectly draped saree with stories wrapped around it is just like an artist’s masterpiece sculpture in a museum; delicate enough to crumble but strong enough for you to be mesmerised. A beautifully narrated story of India on canvas for some is as beautiful as the delicate hands of a woman who arches her arms to get the perfect curves to create depictions of the very same painting only to be worn as an odhna. That my friends, is the beauty of Kalamkari.
When it comes to bridal trousseaus, Kalamkari has gained momentum over the years. Heavily embellished Kalamkari sarees are slowly on the rise of becoming heritage pieces which can be passed on to future generations as heirloom as well. Sabyasachi Mukherjee, a couturier in his own right has also done a lot to preserve the integrity of many different weaves and techniques including Kalamkari. For The Curiosity Art And Antiquity Project, Sabyasachi Mukherjee had inculcated the delicate Kalamkari with his signature zardozi work on the borders and the saree pallus to create unique and distinctive pieces for his collection, fit for the modern Indian woman.
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