Ace designer Gaurang Shah's ode to yesteryear singer Taramati

Designer Gaurang Shah's ode to yesteryear singer Taramati
The line-up of 30 handwoven saris, inspired by dancer and singer Taramati who used to perform in the court of the seventh king of Golconda, Abdulla Qutub Shah. Image courtesy: IANS
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New Delhi: National award-winning fashion designer Gaurang Shah has launched his collection 'Taramati' on Day 1 of the first digital edition of the Lakme Fashion Week.

The designer on Tuesday presented a line-up of 30 handwoven saris, inspired by dancer and singer Taramati who used to perform in the court of the seventh king of Golconda, Abdulla Qutub Shah.

Gaurang Shah, who is known for his exquisite handwoven saris, has combined hand embroidery with hand weaves to create the collection which took him nearly three years to complete.

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The saris sport indigenous hand embroideries like Aari, Chikankari, Petit-point, Kasuti, Shibori, Kantha, Kutch embroidery, Parsi gara over Kota, Kani, Uppada, Benarasi, Venkatgiri, and Paithani silk saris with Jamdani weaves. The colours ranged from beige, wine, green, yellow, purple, magenta to pink.

Shah said: "This collection is about India's glorious weaving heritage; 'Taramati' is a spectacular collage of unique captivating nostalgic romantic narratives through an extraordinary artisanal interpretation of the finest hand-crafted textiles, with a reassurance that our vast living culture of textile crafts is still practised. Each sari is an art, keeping these legends alive."

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