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Patola Tales – Sarees fit for Royalty

Patola Tales – Sarees fit for Royalty

The patola fabric is rightly called the king of textiles as it never fades. It epitomizes weaving perfection and is one of the finest textiles of India. The process of weaving a patola saree is tricky, it requires mathematical precession, patience and a creative vision. A patola saree looks the same from both sides, it is not faded on one side, unlike other handwoven textiles.

 

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Bandhani : The Magic of Colours

Bandhani : The Magic of Colours

Bandhani a form of surface enhancement that is done by using tie-dye technique. It is believed that it may have originated accidentally but eventually evolved into an art form. I work with skilled craftsmen from Kutch in Gujarat, through Saurashtra, Rajasthan, and Haryana to make exquisite...

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Shopping for Indian Designer Sarees and Ethnic Jewellery Online

Shopping for Indian Designer Sarees and Ethnic Jewellery Online

There are a lot of websites selling ethnic Indian clothing and handmade silver jewelry, then why should you choose my website to make a purchase?

I am not going to go about comparing what I offer with other online portals selling Indian ethnic wear and jewelry. Instead, I am going to give you a quick summary of what I offer and let my work do the talking:

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Never Never Never … Give Up

Never Never Never … Give Up
When I started the ‘Ayush Kejriwal’ label I had no idea where it would lead. I just followed my heart, did what seemed right and entered doors wherever they opened. There was never a grand plan and nothing was set in stone apart from the mantra that I should continue to put my best foot forward and never stop trying. Continue reading

Rules are meant to be broken

Rules are meant to be broken
As my business has grown, the number of people following me on social media has increased. However, not all followers are fans and I have often detected something of a love-hate relationship on my social media platforms. I actually view this dynamic as being healthy and it reflects the fact that I am not preoccupied with being liked; I am motivated to design pieces which uniquely reflect my story and I am here to do business in a manner which is direct and upfront. This approach is not for everyone but it’s the way that I do things. Continue reading

An Unpolished ‘Amateur’

An Unpolished ‘Amateur’
A scrap of fabric found in Rome, a pattern spotted during a trip to Varanasi, or a picture for sale at Berlin flea market – you never know when inspiration will strike. My imagination is constantly fueled by my everyday experiences of life regardless of where I happen to be in the world. This inspiration is woven into each and every single piece that I design. Continue reading

Opinions are to be ignored

Opinions are to be ignored
I’ve never cared much for opinions. Maybe that makes me seem arrogant but I think it’s a sign of self confidence. People will always have opinions about how others look or about what they wear – these types of opinions are to be ignored. I see it as part of my job to ignore opinions. Continue reading