Vanam Singaram : The Legacy

Vanam Singaram is a labour of love; a long-drawn journey of collaboration that would never have been possible without the generosity of the award-winning weaver, Sri Palanivelu, who, without a moment’s hesitation, shared all the original drawings by his father,National Award-winning master weaver, (the late) Sri Verappan, who, without batting an eyelid, liberally allowed us to access and use the fabulous drawings of his father.

Sri Veerappan, an icon in the small but significantly skilled world of the Kanjivaram, adds to Vanam Singaram, not only the weight and weightage of a precious hand who was celebrated for his deep knowledge of the kanjivaram but also in its very form, the drawings which are indicative of an artist who knew his craft like no other.

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