Winters! – A lovely time to enjoy in the sun & it was even great to be a part of OBEETEE event at The Lodhi in Delhi where they have launched their second edition of the ‘Proud to be Indian’ series. This collection has been launched in collaboration with Abraham & Thakore, the most famous designers in India.
The collection is a handcrafted collection of rugs fuses timeless traditional techniques with a bold, contemporary color palette and edgy artistry which touches upon India’s fascinating elements: The borders of vintage saris from Kanchipuram, block prints from Sanganer and the timeless tie and dye Bandhani from Kutch. The designs are also influenced by the geometry of double Ikat Telia Rumals and the art of calligraphy; the ornate lettering techniques. Other vintage elements like old handwritten letters, faded ink, and calligraphic strokes have also been used in this labor of love.
One OBEETEE carpet took more than a year to weave since these carpets are all hand-knotted using different yarns and finishes. Each piece has been designed to represent the modern and progressive India using a chic color palette. A lot of thought went into the details; the finest silk was procured and rugs were woven with a knot density of about 200 knots per square inch.
After unveiling the Abraham & Thakore collection in Delhi, OBEETEE will showcase the collection in Germany, followed by New York.