Discipline Faculty

Weave a Hope: Handloom Weaving of Bhagalpur

Abhishek Kumar

Guide
Sakthivel V

The project was carried out for Eco Tasar, an organization dealing in a wide range of high quality tasar products that includes off-the-loom items like scarves, stoles, sarees and shawls and fabricated items like cushion covers and duvet covers using handmade natural silk, while ensuring craftsmanship with empowerment of communities. The collection designed by Abhishek was sustainable, in terms of the technique as well as the sensitivity towards the the craft and functionality of the tasar yarns.
The concept behind the collection was ‘Layers of Memories’ which took inspiration from the layers and marks left in nature with the passage of time, portraying the context of the human brain which grows gradually through its layers of memories. Shaping a design concept in sync with the age-old identity of a craft, while maintaining the skills of the craftsman, along with keeping the product production friendly, was a key learning.