REHWA presents THE RISING SUN:An exhibition cum sale of handwoven handloom sarees, dupattas and yardage in metallics, specially created to celebrate this festive season
Rehwa is an NGO set up by the Royal family of Holkar in the beautiful temple town of Maheshwar to revive the dying weaving traditions of the erstwhile royal household and to create an income generating project for the women of the town. Maheshwar is a bustling weaving centre with looms in almost every home . It is like Benares a few hundred years back.
For this festive season ,Rehwa has put together a collection of metallic weaves using Zari as it was used in traditional ware. The looms only allow for geometric patterns as they are traditional shuttle looms without the new jacquard additions.
This is probably one of the few towns in India that can still boast of the handloom as it were . The cliciti clak of the looms emanate as you walk down the street along the Rehwa studio. Peeping through the windows, one sees the only Vat for direct dyes in the town. The vibrant colours and the gossamer Zari combine together like myth and reality to produce this dreamlike collection that is “THE RISING SUN “
The exhibition is on view at Apparao Infinity from the 30th of October until the 2nd of November 2015 from – 11am to 7pm.
Venue: APPARAO INFINITY, No.7, Wallace Gardens 3rd Street, Nungambakkam, Chennai. Tel: 28332226 / 28380729