Flowers of the Indian Home: The Brilliance of Rangoli

People around the globe draw inspiration from nature to decorate their homes and workplaces. What lies beneath this creative impulse? Rangoli is an esteemed folk art which is known by many names across the Indian subcontinent where it originated, including Kolam, Muggu, Mandana, Alpana and Chowkpurna. Families make patterns from materials such as rice flour, sand, chalk … Continue reading Flowers of the Indian Home: The Brilliance of Rangoli

Weaving the Warrior Princess: Ragas of the Charioteer Collection by Harshitaa Chatterjee Deshpande

Harshitaa Chatterjee Deshpande is a filmmaker and fashion designer who made her fashion design debut at the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter Festival held in Mumbai, India August 23rd to 27th. Her freshness and youth come together with her interest in Indian history and revival to inform and shape her Ragas of the Charioteer Collection, a stunningly exquisite … Continue reading Weaving the Warrior Princess: Ragas of the Charioteer Collection by Harshitaa Chatterjee Deshpande