See Gulmarg Saris with Kay Collections

Kushma Ram says she loves saris, “Sari is an exclusive garment and I love the touch, the feel of it. The materials, the fabric, their colours are so exciting that nobody can escape the charm of a Sari.”

Kushma Ram brings to Sydney the rich tradition of Sari with her Kay Collections in an exhibition to Australia which will show the variety and diversity of Indian weaving and embroidery portrayed through saris. Kushma has been working on the collection over the last two years, travelling to various states in India and observing the complex processes involved in producing the saris.

“Only those with a passion for the painstaking and often tedious work can produce such fine pieces of art,” says she.

“This unique collection of the great traditional Indian dress is seen through a modern lense reflecting rapidly changing India. India is a country of colours and tradition. Different styles and materials are used in dresses for different occasions. I am in touch with weavers from traditional heartland where the artisans have carried the art of making saris through generations. I travel all over India to see and observe and talk to the people and also ask them to come up with special designs exclusively for my collection.”

In Sydney the exhibition will be on in Homebush and Liverpool:

  • 10-11 March at the Novotel Hotel, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush 2127
  • 17 -18 March at the Liverpool Catholic Club, Liverpool 2170  .

In Melbourne Kushma will be exhibiting her collection in the Woodend Library during Cultural Diversity Week (19-25 March).

“The March 2012 exhibitions launches the Gulmarg Collection. Gulmarg is an outstandingly beautiful region in Kashmir.  This collection brings to Sydney some of the finest pashmina, silk, wool and crepe saris that express the elegance and extremely fine craftmanship of different forms of Kashmiri embroidery,” says Kushma.

The exhibitions also features India-wide national award winning handloom sarees that  express the culture, diversity, talent and most of all, the creative energy of India.  These works  include bandhni from Bhuj in Gujarat, Ikat from Orissa, Baluchari from Varanasi, Jamdani from Bengal, Madhubani sarees from Bihar, Benarasi Katan, Chikan work from Lucknow, Kantha work from Bengal, bloc printing and embroideries on muga and tussar silk, and embroidery work on khaddi.

Please the website  for a small sample of the collection that will be on sale.

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