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 […]

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 […]

Kingsley played host to the launch of The Ekavalli Foundation’s “Painted From Memory” photo exhibit on the 21st evening. Here are some pics from the evening! Ekavalli got to transform one of the beautifully appointed rooms in Kingsley to an exhibit that married the images from the project with live displays of the saris and props […]

The effort in creating the images in this series spanned several people and places, with the props used coming in from personal collections, carrying with them the inheritance of memory, and forming a perfect framework for the shoot …can you spot the vintage hurricane lantern and the postcard sets from the South Of France and […]

Woven on a specially constructed hand loom by a highly skilled weaver , each sari takes approximately 40 days to weave. The process of documenting, transcribing and preparing the loom and design before weaving took over 6 months.