CHAPTER OF THE FOREST
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is a rapture on the lonely Shore, there is Society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar, I love not man the less, but nature more. George Gordon Byron. This Season Be Lyrical and flow in the glory of the forest. The love that spreads through the life within it is above all beauty. The lovely details of it are roped well in the collection "Chapter of the Forest". Lure in and fall for the music it sings.
"Beautiful Persian Gardens which were the epitome of love and romance is an inspiration behind Vrisa" spring/summer 2017 collection "Bagh-e-gul". In the Islamic Literature, poetry and prose the beauty of these gardens are lavishly praised. Observing the beauty of trees, smelling the fragrance of flowers, listening birds songs and splash of waters is what one enjoyed. Lovers delighted in the solitude and the unhappy found the comfort. . "Vrisa" evokes that sense in "Bagh-e-gul", bringing those beauties seamlessly to the heart of its patrons and capturing a contemporary, effortless feel in its styles, and quintessential detailing.
'Wanderlust tip toes through Vrisa's Spring/Summer 2016 collection, 'Ahir'. The criss crossing of borders between Rajasthan and Kutch sets the pace for their new nomadic, layered look, bringing together two beautiful crafts, Bandhani and Kutch embroidery. Historically, goat herdsmen and rabaran 'gypsy' women, have wandered through the interiors of these two areas rich in textile heritage, unselfconsciously draped in some of these beautifully dyed and embellished fabrics. Vrisa evokes that sense in "Ahir", bringing those traditions seamlessly to the heart of its patrons and capturing a contemporary, effortless feel in its styles, and quintessential detailing.
"A-Jharat" is a sanskrit word and its believed that the fabric "Ajrak" has derived its name from the same. even its believed that it can be a derivation of "Azrak" which means "Blue" in Arabic as traditionally blue is one of the principal colour used in Ajrak printing.
This collection is inspired from Ajrak designs and the printing technique used it "Bagru -Dabu".
Rajasthan has long enjoyed a formidable reputation for its fine-hand printed textiles."Bagru-Dabu" is one of the finest techniques among the hand printings.
This printing involves various kind of "Natural Dyes" extracted from plants, Flowers, Trees and Fruits and therefore making it eco-friendly.
Beautiful and Soulful valleys of Kashmir and Fergana is an inspiration behind the Vrisa Winter /Festive 2016 collection "Char Chinar".
Historically the valleys of these regions have given us lots of inspirational crafts and craftsmanship over the years. Mughal era was the most influential period where art, crafts and textiles flourished. Back to the time, Collection "Char Chinar" is inspired from the intricate Kashmiri hand embroiders using Turkish motifs with the beautiful Persian Ikats.
"Samrkand" which is also known as "Cross Road Of Culture" is a city in Uzbekistan and has great importance in our history. It was one of the important city during "Silk Route" for the exchange of Art/ Culture/ Textile. During "Silk Route" India also exchanged various beautiful things and out of which one was " Suzani" from Uzbekistan.
"Suzani" is from the "Persian" "Suzan" which means "Needle". Suzanis" were traditionally made by the Brides as the part of their Dowry and were presented to the Groom on the wedding day. These Suzanis are infused with the Character from our everyday use. Most popular motifs are Sun, Moon, Flower, Leaves, Fruits, Vine and Bird.
There are various types of Suzanis and the story of each and every Suzani is rich in their color and intricate in their designs.
Charkha itself says traditional and grounded. In the hot summer ,penetrate into the serene and divine age old craft and relive its new version with easy and breezey cottons in harmony with the chromatic colour palatte.