Deepika Gopitha

Diploma Project VAZHAI – A Collection of Woven Rugs and Printed Table mats
Sakthivel V

Rope International

The project VAZHAI explores the possibilities of using natural fibres locally available in Tamil Nadu to cater to the growing popularity of sustainable products. The project proceeded with field visits to the rug weavers, understanding the products, methodologies, markets and design variations in production of the products. After producing multiple samples, a woven collection along the lines of simplicity and a print collection were developed on the theme of spices. The need for revival of traditional crafts and enhancing the livelihood of the weavers fuelled this project.