Designers Varija Bajaj and Rina Dhaka showcased the rich textile craft of Jharkhand through a fashion show at the Surajkund International Crafts Fair, beautifully redefining the traditional textile in the modern context.
Jharkhand Silk Textile and Handicraft Development Corporation Ltd., also known as JHARCRAFT under Jharkhand government announced their big association with designer Varija Bajaj by launching the label “VARIJA for JHARCRAFT”. Jharcraft being the largest producer of tussar silk and ahinsa silk supports several craftsmen in the rural areas, based on Sericulture, Handloom, and Handicraft.
On this occasion Mr. K.Ravi Kumar, IAS, Managing Director, Jharcraft said “We are extremely proud to be associated with designer Varija Bajaj who has transformed our traditional craft and given it a whole new perspective”.
Under “VARIJA for Jharcraft” at the Surajkund Crafts Mela designer Varija Bajaj showcased three exclusively designed collections that comes from the hand cratfed fabric of Jharkhand.
ChhauSavaar– the most colourful collection made by block printed fabrics from Jharcraft. The silhouette and colours were inspired by the magical spirit of the famous Chhau Dance of Jharkhand.
The second collection was Poornamrita literallay meaning “Drink of the Gods that grant them immortality”. This collection defined the immortality of the rich art and craft of Jharkhand . Tussar Silk or Ahimsa Silk made from the left over cocoons of the silk worm form the very foundation of this immortal craft.
The third collection called Jonah was inspired by the Jonah Falls in Jharkhand, a flamboyantcollection with cascading silhouettes. With natural colours of mud brown, stone grey and white water this collection is predominant with jute silk and Tussar with Printed folk Worli motifs.
Ram Bilas Sharma, Haryana Tourism Minister, Seema Trikha, Chief Parliamentary Secretary,Rahul Sharma, Secretary Tourism for Jharkhand, Kishan Prasaad Baghmere and Director-Jharkhand Tourism highly appreciated the association of Jharcraft with designer Varija Bajaj and applauded the collection that was showcased.