The Antar Anga project continues the photographic exploration of the kanjivaram and its elements—shifting focus from the geometry of the weave in Vol I , to delve into its colours in Volume II. Colour plays an integral role in the kanjivaram craft; every shade of silk is rooted in the culture of South India, and […]
The Antar Anga project was born out of a simple idea — to create a spatial experience that reflected the essence of the kanjivaram. Drawing from this concept, art director and photographer Pranoy Sarkar began to explore ways in which the experience of the kanjivaram could be translated into unique, interactive installations. Through his early […]
Pranoy Sarkar is a photographer and art director who has worked with brands such as Rajesh Pratap Singh, Good Earth, Gaurav Gupta, Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani, Torani, Raw Mango, Payal Khandwala, AMPM, Ekaya and SuketDhir. A Communication Design graduate from the National Institute of Fashion, New Delhi, Pranoy is known for his arresting and experimental […]
Discover the stories behind the images we selected for Kanakavalli’s 2020 desk planner – January’s image features a bundle of vivid crimson and mithai pink silk yarn, balanced on a bicycle carrier. In Kanchipuram, it is not unusual to see all sorts of transport used to ferry silk around, and the ubiquitous bicycle, zipping and […]
Gia Singh Arora is an experimental filmmaker-artist, performer and dancer, who completed her undergraduate studies from Ashoka University studying English Literature and Performing Arts. Her current work tries to capture and navigate dance on film rather than on the stage. Her interest in film is marked by how to best allow the body to share […]
With a film and a still shoot, and a tight schedule, Gia and her team had their work cut out for them. In between they managed to take some shots to share what went on…behind the camera!
The finished ‘Golden’ sari found its way to the USA, where it was draped on this beautiful Goddess.
This beautiful golden hued kanjivaram took over 45 days to create. The setting up and preparing of the loom took fifteen days, and the weavers spent another month working at the loom to bring this sari to life.
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 […]
Uma Damle is a photographer and filmmaker who lives and works between Zurich and India. She took to the theatrical narrative of fashion photography while pursuing a bachelors degree in Fashion Communication at the National Institute of Fashion Technology. In 2015, she was awarded two prestigious national scholarships to study a fully funded MA in […]