Basava presents Vriksh, the Odisha textiles in a solo show for the first time in Bangalore at their boutique in Basavangudi from January 22nd to 25th, 2016. On the 23rd, Gunjan Jain, the designer of Vriksh will hold a talk on “Odisha – Beyond Ikat” at 11.30 AM She will take you on a visual journey of Odisha Textiles.
Vriksh: Following the mantra of ‘Creativity through Conservation’, Vriksh – an alternate design studio in Odisha works solely with handloom weavers and natural materials exploring the rich textile tradition of Odisha. Vriksh offers the finest tussar silks, experimental silk ikats and natural dyed weaves, to rare revivals like Bomkai saris.The weavers’ experiences, knowledge and wisdom on the beautiful tradition of weaving have been the underlying strength of Vriksh.
From the treasure chest of Odisha handlooms, Vriksh introduces subtle contemporary aesthetics in design ensuring traditional designs are not dismissed as redundant. Vriksh interprets them in new ways by adding what already exists.Keeping the cultural significance alive, the highly skilled weavers of Odisha weave beautiful patterns in vivid colours on handloom using the famed traditional Jala work – almost like hand embroidering on loom and fine curvilinear ikats that Odisha is famous for.