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Explorations in Chanderi

Meekhalio   |   20 September 2018 - 22 September 2018 | 11 am to 7 pm

Meekhalio launches its very first textile collection of saris which hero the delicate Chanderi silk sari. With this collection, Meekhalio highlights the legacy of the Chanderi tracing it back to the 13th century and its association with royalty. According to folklore, this lovely sheer fabric was presented to Emperor Akbar in the hollow of a bamboo stick. When drawn out, the fabric was enough to cover an entire elephant thus, elucidating the lightweight and finesse of this fabric.

Working closely with the traditional artisans of Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh, Meekhalio brings a collection that has purported the revival of weaving techniques that were lost over time such as Samandar Leher (tie-dye) and Kirkita (saddle stitch); using these on the body of the sari and therefore creating new motifs.

Meekhalio experiments with this versatile fabric to adapt it to modern sensibilities and provides a reinterpreted version of the Chanderi for today’s young woman.

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