Rithihi unwraps a wealth of weavesView(s):
Rithihi, the designer saree store, lays out a surfeit of weaves to celebrate the festive season this April. With Kalaborate designer Anshuma’s spectacular spring/summer range already at the store from end March, Rithihi is unwrapping a veritable treasure trove of weaves, from Bengal cottons to Bagru hand-block printed cottons and Chanderik silk cottons from Jaipur, Gujarath Bandhanis, Lucknow’s chikan work cottons and georgettes, as well as Kantha tussar silk sarees.
The eco-chic hand-woven Bengali Bailou sarees will be added to the range, which will also feature a celebratory cotton range by Sri Lankan designer Asanga.
In celebrating the new year, Anshuma’s collection of intricately woven sarees, blouses, stoles and kurthas have a distinct feel of the elements embedded in its colour palette of pristine whites, burnished golds, aqua blues, charming cognacs, muted greens, pastel pinks, dusky rose, sunflower yellows and earthy browns. The designs herald a revival of textile arts, which has taken inspiration from Indian culture but promote a new age twist. Traditional floral motifs have been juxtaposed with a nuance of flamboyance in the geometric patterns, animal prints and flowers where Chanderi, Maheshwari, Jute, Khaadi and Tussar silks push the boundaries of convention into the contemporary.