Working on the same concept, starting tomorrow, Raghuvanshi is opening another show titled Treyi — an exhibition of handblock saris. The show has over 40 Kanjeevaram block printed silk saris on display. The idea of block printing struck Raghuvanshi when she saw a beautiful top table piece at a Jaipur Hotel. She went to Sanganer (known for block printing textiles) to work on the concept but returned disappointed since the artisans there had shifted to screen printing.
She finally found such artisans on the outskirts of Delhi and started working with them. “I first replicate the colour of the sari on a piece of paper and decide what colours would go with it. Then I create the design for the block,” Raghuvanshi explains. “Once the blocks are ready, they are handprinted on the sari. The procedure is time consuming,” she adds. The saris are later dried and steamed and the end result is beautiful Kanjeevaram saris. “Each piece is created using pigment colours and that’s a unique concept,” says Raghuvanshi. Catch it hereWhat: Treyi — exhibition of handblock sarisWhere: Stupa 18, K-65, Sector 18, NoidaOn till: February 11Timings: 11am to 7pmNEAREST METRO STATION: Sector 18 on the Blue Line