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Jakarta Post

Fashion Sutra: Weaving through Indian heritage textiles

  • Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 21 2019   /  02:27 am

Arrangement: Charu Parashar's eponymous brand is known for its variety of prints.Heritage textiles have always been a huge part of the Indonesian fashion scene, but the same can be said for nations like India with a vibrant history of weaving.When you think of Indian fashion, colorful saris probably come to mind, but despite their popularity, saris are not all there is to Indian textiles. Take for example khadi — handwoven cloth comparable to Indonesian tenun. Like Indonesia and its love for tenun, khadi is enjoying greater popularity, including with Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, and its production involves hundreds of thousands of workers.In this spirit, the Indian Embassy brought in two up-and-coming Indian designers to showcase their collections in a recent show in Jakarta, featuring creations cut from khadi textiles. The show, titled Fashion Sutra, also marke...