Traditionally used as a border design for rajasthani houses, the architectural kangura motif is a sign of protection and defense of loved ones. triangles are printed on the top wall in bold red to signify powerful spikes, while a triumvirate of black lines dominates the lower wall to bless new homes with a strong foundation.
"i believe that travel is our greatest teacher. there is a shortcut in dismissing travel as it is too expensive or out of reach for many. i believe that travel is accessible to everyone. it can be as simple as going to a different area of your city just past your comfort zone. pick a coffee shop or a park that you have never been to and hang out there for a couple of hours. sure traveling abroad has many lessons to teach us but traveling around our neighborhoods can be just as impactful." - @mrbradgolden
When we were visiting our ikat artisan partners in pochampally, we marveled at all the traditional aspects that were still used in their process. a novelty to which chandana, the daughter of one of our artisan partners, referred to with the saying "old is gold".
In celebrating the duality of this jacket, we featured 3 women from our community who work multiple jobs by day and night. pr professional and dj - visit our journal to read farah azizan's fieldtested article.
In pochampally, the master weaver’s wife is in charge of getting the dye powder. she buys them outside the village and distributes it to the various clusters. with generational skills in mixing dyes, our partners only need a few basic powders to achieve a wide spectrum of colour. this orange and black dye paste come together to form a green base for the falcon olive.