ARTISANS’ is all set to present the work of Japanese textile and apparel designer Ryoko Haraguchi, whose avant-garde design integrates Indian weaving with Japanese dyeing techniques. Haraguchi’s label ‘Sind’ will showcase tunics, dresses, jackets, coats, trousers, shawls and saris.
Haraguchi’s tryst with Indian textiles began during her travels in India 24 years ago. Her fascination with the diverse textile traditions compelled her to revisit the ancient dyeing techniques of Japan that were on the verge of extinction.
The garments are experimental, and incorporate traditional Indian weaving, stitch work and dyeing techniques together with ancient Japanese methods, such as Itajime (board dyeing) and persimmon dyeing Kakishibu. Only a few artisans remain in Japant today who practice this art form. “It takes a long time to create each piece as everything is done by hand. I use things like Kota saris and Indian silks as my material.”
“India is now drastically changing, so it is one of my concerns that the natural ways of tradition may become lost and may never be regained. These are treasures for all of us in today’s techno-digital world.” says Ryoko Haraguchi.
Do check out the Itajame Saree, a masterpiece in fabrics by Ryoko Haraguchi.
Haath Heart offers textile enthusiasts an opportunity to engage with innovative design that can only emerge from a continuing creative collaboration with craftspeople in ancient textile cultures like India and Japan.
Radhi Parekh, the Director of ARTISANS’ says“, “Ryoko Haraguchi’s work signifies a unique trans-cultural collaboration. I hope the innovations that emerge will help to sustain the traditional textiles techniques of India and Japan – at an important time for both countries.”
This amazing TEXTILE EXHIBITION cum SALE starts on Fri 16 Dec – Thurs 22 Dec 2016, 11am – 7pm Preview: Thurs 15 Dec 2016, 6.30pm onwards