Looms Weaves & More, in association with t2, gave city shoppers a chance to kick-start their festive shopping. With a showcase of handloom and handicraft products from various states of the country, the exhibition held at Keshari Devi Kanoria Hall on Southern Avenue was a three-day affair.
“Looms Weaves & More is an exhibition of artisanal, revival and designer wear. It has the best of handmade and handwoven saris and garments made from organic fibre and printed with natural dyes. The show is a blend of traditional with contemporary fashion,” said Maitreyee Pathak (left), co-organiser, in picture with Sanchita Ghosh
“As Looms Weaves & More steps into its 10th year, we look back at the amazing journey that we have had in this last decade. When we started in 2014, our exhibition was one of the first of its kind. The curation was done with utmost care and caution so as to achieve our aim of bringing pure, natural, organic fabrics to our buyers. People of Calcutta welcomed us with open arms and showered us with enormous amount of love. Our weavers, artisans and designers travelled great distance to participate with us. We consider ourselves to be privileged that we could contribute in a very small way to hold up India’s rich heritage of handloom and handicraft in our city,” said Sanchita Ghosh, co-organiser, Looms Weaves & More.
(l-r) Add vibrant colours to your festive celebrations with this double-sided Begumpuri printed cape. Rs 1,600 @ chirasreeboutique (Instagram). This printed shirt in khadicotton is best suited to run errands on a festive morning. Rs 2,250 @ shaanvi’s (Instagram)
1. This sari from Karnataka in a checked pattern is Patteda Anchu, a traditional weave of the state. Completely handwoven, the weaving style has been revived of late. Rs 1,900 @MyEmaang (Instagram)
2. These jute laptop bags hand-painted in artistic Madhubani painting are completely organic. Ideal to team up with an ethnic outfit. Rs 1,800 each @ dmystiquedivas (Facebook)
3. Inspired from pugur, a hand-embroidery style intrinsic to the Toda tribe of the Nilgiri hills in Tamil Nadu, this sari has been beautifully created to keep yourself snug during winters. Rs 22,000 @indigoeth (Instagram)
4. This naturally dyed cotton sari from Assam is a one-of-a-kind colourful drape best suited for occasions in the evening. The motifs on it are naturally dyed using extrats from turmeric and onion leaves. Rs 15,000 @halodhiyasorai (Instagram)