A Celebration of Textile Creations – Amazing Yards

A Celebration of Textile Creations – Amazing Yards

 An exhibition of a unique and diverse selection of textiles from around the country presented by Sahachari Foundation on 23rd October 2012 at  Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai.

Seeped deep into the fabric of our culture, is that uniquely diverse world of art and craftsmanship – the Indian textile. From wool and carpets in Kashmir, tie and dye from Rajasthan, brocade from Banaras, muslin weaves of Bengal, Kanchipuram silk in Tamil Nadu – the industry is a flourishing testimony to the talent, skill, diversity and cultural significance of textile to the Indian people.

Amazing Yards, an initiative by Sahachari Foundation Events is an effort to present the depth, expanse and significance of Indian textiles and the noble work being done to preserve craft forms and promote the artisan.

‘Amazing Yards’ is an opportunity where shoppers can avail of a variety of traditional textile patterns seamlessly fused and created for the modern consumer, with the choice of buying material in yardage as well as styled outfits.A two-day event, Amazing Yards will take place on  23rd October in association with the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. The exhbit is Open To All.

“Amazing Yards” is dedicated to the spirit and artistry of the ‘kaarigar’. Twenty-two revivalist-designers who have been involved with keeping traditional textiles alive, will showcase specially designed couture creations in silks, brocades, tussars, tie and dye, weaves and embroidered fabrics embodying styles from across the country. Textile on display / sale include “Upada” Saris by Bina Rao, Jamdani & Tangails by Darshan Shah, Venkatgiri by Ghanshyam Sarode, Shawls by Jyotika Jhalani, Benarasis by Meera Kumar, Lucknowi Chikankari by Meera & Muzzaffar Ali, Chanderis by Ravi Koli, Leheriyas & Bandhanis by Tyeb Khan amongts others (complete list below).

Distinguishing India through colour, texture, skill and design, the Indian textile has long been a source of pride, heritage and trade; Amazing Yards is homage to that.

Participating textile revivalists:

1.     Anavila Mishra – Linen

2.      Bina Rao – Upada

3.     Darshan Shah – Jamdani, tangail

4.     Ghanshyam Sarode  – Upada, Paithani, Venkatgiri

5.     Jyotika Jhalani –  shawls

6.     Malavika Chatterjee – khadi, cotton, tussar, silk,

7.     Mamata Reddy – Khadi,kalamkari

8.     Meera Kumar – Benarasi

9.      Meera Mehta – Paithani

10.  Mihika Shah – Bandhani.

11.  Mohamed Farukh – shawls

12.  Muzaffar Ali – Kotwara

13.  Omar Sidiqi – Kashmiri

14.  Pavithra Muddaya – Kanjivaram

15.  Rahul Salve – Patolas

16.  Ravi Koli – Chanderi

17.  Sahar Mahjabeen Hasan – Chikankari

18.  Sally Holkar – Maheshwari

19.  Taj Khazana – Banarasi, Pochampally

20.  Tyeb Khan – Mokesh, Leheriya, Bandhni

21.  Vani Polavaram – Kalamkari