Ethnic Indian fabrics get Japanese touch

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Offering Delhiites a new range of clothing line is ‘Sind Haath Heart’, an exhibition of textiles, fabric and costumes that employs traditional Japanese techniques with Indian dyeing and stitchwork to enhance the ethnic look. The exhibition is on display at Kamala Gallery 1, Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan till February 15.

Says Ryoko Haraguchi,designer of this collection, “The concept of the exhibition is to highlight the important relation between the Japanese and Indian sensitivities in the world of textiles. We have been working closely together with Indian crafts people for more than 20 years now, this is our fifth exhibition in India showcasing the new products which we have made together.”

Japanese techniques, such as persimmon tannin overdye, and Itajime dyeing process in harmony with Indian dyeing and stitchwork are featured in this exhibition.
Sind – the brand is showcasing its new garments which are the collaborative works of crafts people in Jaipur and New Delhi. “In Jaipur we worked with the traditional master dyers and here in Delhi we created new, vibrant and contemporary garments,” Ryoko added.

Enthusiastic about this collaboration, she says, “We are sure that this spring exhibition will clearly showcase the creativity and the unique common heritage of the work between the two countries and further enhance the ‘textile culture’ of India and Japan.”

The collection has an array of Indian jackets, pants, blouse – all inspired by Japanese traditional wear. There is a colourful range of clothes made from tie and dye which liberally employs natural dying process, free-hand dying, Indigo dying, compressor dying as also stone wash.

The collection is colourful and trendy. And, if you enjoy experimenting with your looks and clothes, then this exhibition is a must visit.

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