Inspired by Odisha
“We aim to highlight the people and the processes behind the textiles”, says Gunjan Jain, designer and founder of Vriksh Designs, a studio working with ikat and jala weavers across Odisha, a state located in eastern India along the Bay of Bengal.
Odisha traces its history to ancient times and its heritage is manifest in its indigenous communities, temples, textiles, crafts, literature, dance, music and festivals. Among its textiles are beautiful weft-ikat weaves that stand out for their delicate curvilinear motifs that speak of the skill of artisans who tie-dye the yarns and weavers who skillfully weave them for ritual purposes and garments.
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