If you have enough money to splurge on an expensive dinner and then buy some designer ethnic prints, then... are you crazy! Who ever thought they had enough money for anything?
Our Place is exhibiting the designer Kalamkari prints of local designer Shweta Baid. For those of you who want to know more about the art itself, Kalamkari literally means 'Kalam' - pen, and 'Kari' - work, or art work done using a pen. Vegetable dyes are used to create designs on cloth. This particular style of dyeing flourished at Kalahasti, 80 miles north of Chennai in Southeast Andhra Pradesh. Kalamkari was also adopted at Masulipatnam, 200 miles east of Hyderabad.
Shweta Baid's collection comprises of saris, salwar suits and Indo Western wear. She has extensively used organic dyes like those of vegetables and fruits. The wear comes in shades of brown, red, gold, yellow, gold, blue, green, beige and black. The motifs are ancient prints, florals, religious prints and Portugese prints.
Cottons, silks, crepes, georgettes and chiffons are the fabrics resplendent with these prints. The stuff is priced from Rs. 280 to Rs. 3,500. Please contact Our Place on 2335-3422 or Shweta Baid on 98485-55821 for further details