Varsha wears coords and a trench coat made out of Pasapalli silk. Pasapalli gets its name from pasa - the game of dice, and the motifs are representative of the checkered board
Gallery 47 A's upcoming 3-day show will display Odisha's indigenous textiles. Boito is an initiative driven by Richa Maheshwari's passion to reconnect with her roots and showcase the rich textiles and compelling narratives of the people of Odisha. Odisha's native textiles are meticulously crafted using traditional techniques that have remained unchanged for generations. The vibrant colors and intricate patterns embedded in the fabric narrate the rich stories inherited by these communities, imparting a distinctive elegance and timeless charm to their creations. Boito transforms raw textile pieces into contemporary high-fashion garments, tailored for an urban audience, all the while preserving and celebrating the unique patterns and motifs that define this cultural legacy.
Women from the Bonda tribe - whose ancestors migrated from Africa over 60,000 years ago - stand under a jackfruit tree with Boito model Varsha wearing Boito's creations and their traditional headgear
Boito's mission is to preserve these crafts while contributing to the empowerment and financial upliftment of the communities who make them, without disrupting their way of life. Using raw textile pieces the brand creates contemporary high-fashion garments suitable for an urban audience, while keeping the unique patterns and motifs alive.
Boito will host the exhibit at Gallery 47A, Kotachi Wadi, Girgaon, Mumbai, from 1st to 3rd December, 2023.
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