Press Release

Jaipur, 2 December: The second day of the fashion show series of ‘Rajasthan Heritage Week (RHW) celebrated the ‘Saree Day’.  The day started off with a performance by Nathu Lal Solanki and his group, followed by Banwar Devi’s magical voice in a performance.

The National Awardee Master Weavers who presented their collection today were : Ram Kishore Derewala, Abdul Majeed, Awdhesh Kumar & Asheesh Kumar, Mohammed Sabir, Nasruddin Ansari , Mustaqeem Kachara, Abdul Hakim Ansari & Mohammed Yasin Ansari, Sitaramji, Vikram Singh & Ruma Devi from Gramin Sansthan. Similarly, the famous designers who showcased their collections today were : Pavithra Muddaya and Manish Saksena from Bangalore, Rajneeral and Rohit Kamra from Jaipur.

It is to be recalled that the second edition of Rajasthan Heritage Week is jointly being organized by Khadi Board, Government of Rajasthan and Prasad Bidapa Associates at Hotel Diggi Palace in Jaipur. The five day fashion extravaganza is a unique endeavor to revive the traditional handmade traditional textiles and the beauty of Khadi.

About the National Awardee Master Weavers, Designers and their Collection:

Ram Kishore Derewala – This Padmashree and National Awardee showcased his saris redefining the hand block printing techniques of Bagru.

Abdul Majeed – This National Awardee Master weaver from showcased his works in Mughal art hand block printing.

Awdhesh Kumar & Asheesh Kumar – This National Awardee Masterweaver from Sanganer showcased his hand block printed saris in traditional Rajasthani coulours.

Mohammed Sabir – This National Awardee Masterweaver from Jaipur showcased the best of leheriya and bandhej in his saris.

Nasruddin Ansari – This National Awardee Masterweaver from Kaithoon showcased vibrant colours in his collection of Kota Doria Zari saris.

Mustaqeem Kachara – This National Awardee Masterweaver from Kaithoon had the best of Kota Doria Zari sarees on the ramp.

Abdul Hakim Ansari & Mohammed Yasin Ansari  – These National Awardee Masterweavers from Mangrol & Kaithoon, showcased the besr of Kota Doria sarees.

Abdul Ghayur & Abrar Ahmed – These National Awardee Masterweavers from Jaipur had the best of block printing works on the ramp with their saris.

Sitaramji – This National Awardee Masterweaver from Barmer showcased salwars and sarees made from Khadi wool.

Vikram Singh & Ruma Devi from Gramin Sansthan – This non-profit organisation works for the upliftment of women, dalits, etc, showcased modern rajasthani sarees.

Pavithra Muddaya’s collection consists of sarees woven in Baran, Khaithoon, Dausar and Gomat in Rajasthan. It involves using simple designs concepts in Masuria[Kota Doria], the colour pink and some design elements are inspired by the Pink city itself.  Some of them are contemporary in nature.

Manish Saksena – The attempt this time is by keeping Kota as central and creating an amalgamation of various crafts of Rajasthan seamlessly. Redefining Kota in a more wearable stylized manner is the underlining theme. Incorporating crafts such as Gota Patti, Ajrak patch work and multi-print confluences are odes to the diverse crafts of Rajasthan coming together harmoniously.

Rajneeral – The collection is an eclectic and fantastical blend of designs that transcend seasons. The surfaces are sprinkled with traditional Indian motifs in the form of prints and embellishments in traditional embroidery techniques.  The entire collection is designed in fabrics produced by the Khadiboard registered weavers from Rajasthan.

Rohit Kamra – Rohit Kamra finished the day with a contemporary collection in sharp cuts, having worked with the various kinds of Rajasthani Khadis.

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