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December 12, 2014 Comments (1) Views: 9807 Design, Textile

Looking beyond the weave

Profile-2Textile Designer Sayan Chanda finds inspiration in the imperfect and uneven.
He was amazed with fabric right from first introduction to textiles at NID:

“The transformation of singular threads into a piece of fabric through weaving left me awestruck.”

Natural Indigo dyed Shibori sari

Natural Indigo dyed Shibori sari

Sayan believes that moving away from the place and the people you know makes you learn a lot:

“You meet new people conversing in different languages, leading completely different lifestyles, belonging to different cultures and following certain esthetics, and you have to appreciate and adapt to that framework.”

Indigo dyed Khadi stole with Jamdani motifs

Indigo dyed Khadi stole with Jamdani motifs

He feels inspired with the imperfect:

“…weathered walls, peeling paint, broken pottery, or parched earth. I draw inspiration from the impermanence of material things, the transience of nature, the beauty in the unconventional and asymmetry.

Yet Sayan wants to learn, absorb and imbibe as much as possible and would eventually want to build a brand of his own.

Three shuttle Tussar silk sari handwoven in Bihar

Three shuttle Tussar silk sari handwoven in Bihar

Read this story in POOL 54.

One Response to Looking beyond the weave

  1. Priti Doshi says:

    Beautiful!!!

    Words falling short to appreciate
    Keep the craft alive…… . . . .

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