dURGA pUJA pANDAL fASIONed with GAmCHHa
A very innovative application of the most basic hand woven textile ‘gamcha‘.
This pandal not only sticks to the nature but also provides employment to the weavers of this textile at the village level.
As Bibi Russell pushed this garment to the fashion industry of India with her debut FASHION WEEK in Kolkata in 2009, so does this artistic vision of an abode to the Goddess. Even the figurines of Gods and animals in the scenery on the walls of the pandal are gamchha clad. Choosing the wide palette of colors that this textile provides, the tone of the day is set with these earthy shades.
Not only as towels but also Scarves, stole, dupattas, dhoti, saree, Kurta has this weave been made popular with. It may not find its way in the wedding bridal collection of wardrobe of many a Indian brides and grooms yet. But it has many takers….even the GODDESS has given her stamp of approval for the garment this year.
Let us stick to the basics and say YES to the fabric of the day.
- Bangladesh’s ‘golden fibre’ (bbc.co.uk)