Tangible Patterns go beyond just fabrics, they reflect cultural identity, where stories and emotions intertwine. Rooted in Assam's vibrant heritage, it finds inspiration in the colours, patterns, and weaving traditions that define this region in North-Eastern India. I created concepts that transformed woven designs into printed patterns, celebrating the repetitive process of daily life that holds profound significance in the process of making textiles.
Using natural dyes and traditional motifs, I bring Assam’s cultural identity to life. Inspired by the graceful folds and pleats of the 'Mekhela Chadar' attire traditionally worn by women of Assam as a symbol of their involvement in textile-making. My project challenges conventions, pushing the boundaries of traditional designs and materials.
Functioning as a bridge between the past and present, my work preserves the richness of traditions and designs while infusing them with contemporary relevance. In this journey, textiles become a canvas for cultural storytelling and a testament to the enduring beauty of traditional practices. The collection embodies experimentation with traditional patterns, embracing techniques like screen printing with natural dyes to engraving and cutting of patterns with laser. It redefines the use of natural and traditional materials, while remaining firmly rooted in tradition, all driven by an unwavering quest for fresh possibilities. Looking forward, I am eagerly committed to furthering my research on natural dyes and exploring ways to seamlessly integrate traditional craft techniques into modern textile production.