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The Call of Monsoon- Shibori Tie-dye

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­­The flight of the pied cuckoo is the harbinger of monsoon in the Indian subcontinent as elucidated in our folk fable by our ancestors.When the overshadowing grey clouds start to move through the dusky sky and start reining the Indian region, there is a slight cheer all around, as we know it is the onset of the first Monsoon shower.

The invigorating first monsoon shower brings easement otherwise thrown off by the bothersome summer. And while the sky experiences an overcast of grey hues, our hands instinctively reach out to the brighter respite in our wardrobe.

Onset of this monsoon, we have embraced the art of shibori tie-dye by creating a fusion of elementary ethnographic print and Indian aesthetics reflected through our contemporary ethnic silhouettes and created a beautiful hand crafted collection called ‘Tribal Shibori’.

It is a beautiful sartorial choice for this season, showcasing vibrant art of Japanese shibori tie-dye technique of creating interesting patterns on textile in an intricate and skillful way.

While the current trend of tie-dye has a simplistic approach, traditional shibori is a wide umbrella under which lie meticulous techniques that took artisans days to complete.This feature makes it more precious to own and cherish. We honour the extensive skillful effort that goes into it and hence, becomes our sole purpose to bring the art form at center stage.

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Historically, the Japanese hoi polloi used indigo to dye their garments. As a result of modern advancements, there are a plethora of colour choices. The Tribal Shibori has a spectrum of airy soothing pastels, neutrals and pop of rani pink, amber and violet primarily in Chanderi and linen satin. This palette of colour is a harmonious transition from summer to monsoon, which transcends the changing trends and stays evergreen in your wardrobe year after year.

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