Oct 24 2011
What is Deepavali… without the shine of colours in sarees and kolams to enliven our homes no matter where you celebrate it from? Happy Deepavali folks! 😀
Sep 16 2011
Go to 1.00 min to see the full synchronicity.
Fold is the second video in the series Video Choreographies. It is single channel audio visual installation composed of a gird of 96 small videos. Fold creates a multifaceted view of a single day’s solitary act of folding laundry; the mass repetition of small videos magnifies subtle nuances while blurring the whole ensemble into a swarm of activity. The elementariness of simple gestures of a seemingly mundane daily activity (such as those of pulling out a t-shirt from the laundry bag or putting hair behind the ear), gets morphed into a complex choreography when multiplied. Fold is an attempt to create layers of structures and overlaying patterns, patterns that are always evolving.
I think synchronized saree folding would look really nice.
Aug 3 2011
Gorgeous movie about gorgeous Block printing art of India.
I have always liked block printing, it uses technology just enough to make things easier, but no so much that that the final product loses the personal touch that you see. The slight variations, especially slight asymmetries, make the block print textile very unique.
After meeting the world’s great hand-block printing artisans on a recent trip to northern India’s Rajasthan, we asked them to make a special collection of quilts just for us. Watch here as they create an array of striking designs, all printed using intricately carved teak blocks and richly colored pigment dyes.
Tip of the hat or may be a wag of the saree pallu to Allison.
Jul 14 2011
So well put:
Last week I went to buy a Sari. The Saree shop was filled with extremely beautiful sarees and in so many designs and colors. It was like being in paradise. The Sarees were like waves in a beautiful Ocean. There were like thousands of rainbows on the Sky.
The magic of Sari is forever.
Sunny is a designer in Los Angeles. He loves the fluidity and fluency of a saree and believes that when a woman wears a saree, she not only adorns her body but she also adorns her soul. His design ethos is that “simplicity never goes out of style.”
Indrani is a video journalist in Kuala Lumpur. She seamlessly blends east and west by doing the Bharat Natyam steps and Tango, without missing a beat. She has an infectious smile, a youthful sense of the fashion and a timeless sense of the style.
Rupa Gupta: A writer, editor and journalist, Rupa has been in the media for more than two decades. She has worked as Editor with major publications, both in India and abroad. a keen eye for fashion and current trends. Her sense of aesthetics transcends the hype and always finds the true beauty.
Liza Varma is a former Femina Miss India and well known model in Delhi. Today, she is a leading Fashion Choreographer with over 1000 shows to her credit in India and abroad. She is also a member of the Fashion Design Council of India and a Consultant with Shoot Talent Management. Her client list is the who’s who of Indian fashion industry.
Misty is a student in London and has her fingers on the pulse of London fashion industry.
Abhi is a student in San Francisco and showcases sensuous saree pictures.
Kamini is a model in Los Angeles and loves to accentuate the best a saree has to offer.Contact us at sareedreams at gmail dot com