Imprints of Bengal
An enticing display Pic. by N. Balaji
KOLKATA'S PARAMITA Vishwanathan takes the traditional folk art of Alpana from floor and wall on to saris, combining spectacular `modern' and even abstract art pallavs with traditional Alpana work body touching up the saris with sequin and Kantha work ...
Paramita's Alpana designer saris come in textured tussar, silk, crepe and chiffon. Very artistic `amris' and innovative stripe-like effects also find a place here. Plain jewel coloured saris contrasting with the artistry of Alpana borders and vegetable dyed Kantha embroidered saris with pallavs alive with `abala' mirror work are some of the outstandingly elegant saris on display. Crepes with Kantha borders highlighting the Alpana work body, a melange of yellow browns and soft greens in tussar and silk are other highlights of the exhibition.
Paramita's block-printed `Alpana' designer saris are available at `Shilpi' (No. 1, Gee Gee Minar, College Road and C. P. Ramaswami Road, Alwarpet).
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