Basava presents Vriksh, the Odisha textiles in a solo show for the first time in Bangalore at their boutique in Basavangudi from January 22nd to 25th, 2016. On the 23rd, Gunjan Jain, the designer of Vriksh will hold a talk on “Odisha – Beyond Ikat” at 11.30 AM She will take you on a visual journey of Odisha Textiles.
Vriksh: Following the mantra of ‘Creativity through Conservation’, Vriksh – an alternate design studio in Odisha works solely with handloom weavers and natural materials exploring the rich textile tradition of Odisha. Vriksh offers the finest tussar silks, experimental silk ikats and natural dyed weaves, to rare revivals like Bomkai saris.The weavers’ experiences, knowledge and wisdom on the beautiful tradition of weaving have been the underlying strength of Vriksh.
From the treasure chest of Odisha handlooms, Vriksh introduces subtle contemporary aesthetics in design ensuring traditional designs are not dismissed as redundant. Vriksh interprets them in new ways by adding what already exists.Keeping the cultural significance alive, the highly skilled weavers of Odisha weave beautiful patterns in vivid colours on handloom using the famed traditional Jala work – almost like hand embroidering on loom and fine curvilinear ikats that Odisha is famous for.
Basava located in one of Bangalore’s oldest neighborhoods, Basavanagudi occupies the outhouse of the beautiful heritage home of the Mahadevan’s, built over time from 1897. Their merchandise comes from a cross section of designers and craftspeople, textile visualisers, jewellery designers, leather craftsmen, antique collectors, and designers of women’s & men’s garments.
Basava has a handpicked selection of saris, dupattas, stoles and fabrics from textile experts across the country, known for reviving India’s heritage weaves, embroideries and hand block prints. They are also involved with NGO’s that work towards the welfare of weavers and artisans and organisations involved in empowering women and rehabilitating those who are under privileged. Basava Ambara is also a destination for the connoisseur of Indian art. Artifacts in various forms and media such as stone, wood & metal from the 17th century onwards collected by owner Venkataram Reddy over the years, adorn the store with their distinctive beauty.
Venue: Basava, 93, Kanakapura Road, Next to New Generation School, Opp Krishna Rao Park, Basavangudi, Bangalore – 560004
Dates: January 22 – 25, 2016
Time: 10.30AM to 7 PM
Contact: 080 26561940/65461856