Amethyst : presents ‘Cloud People’ the latest Chikankari collection from Raw Mango by designer Sanjay Garg, celebrating their tenth anniversary. ‘Cloud People’ invokes a celestial spell, bringing winged messengers and unearthly spirits – mythical symbols of hope and guardianship. Through the supernatural, they embody our ambitions of flight and transcendence. Requiring close appreciation, minute collection details reveal soft feathers and scalloped clouds of angels in flight, made through handcrafted Chikankari on Bengal mul, zardozi and hand woven brocade.
Originating in the Awadh region, Chikankari is thought to consist of approximately 36 stitches, which create works of relief, shadow and drawn thread. Its limited use as a decorative element and as daraz – a joinery of two separate pieces of cloth – can be both functional and decorative. ‘Cloud People’ revisits Chikankari with a vocabulary that explores new interpretations of its technique, along with garments derived from the menswear of Awadh. Garments price range from Rs.16,800/- to Rs.50,000/- and Saris price range from Rs.40,000/- to Rs.1,50,000/- from 11.00am to 7.30pm at The Folly, Amethyst, Whites Road, Royapettah, Chennai 600 014. Ph: 044 45991630 /31 /32.