A PLACE OF COMFORT, CULTURE, COSINESS, creativity, conviviality, facility, fulsomeness & faithful charm ...these words describe a home. For me, it all starts from love & ends in textiles. Xx Char
My Kashmir Collection collides with the first, fiery embers of winter. Harking back to the Northern Hills of India, wrapped in the soft, sumptuous layers of a traditional pashmina, these cushion covers communicate a tasteful, new kind of textile treatment.
Designed & crafted by me, using superfine & medium weave, old & new handloom, cashmere wool SHAWLS, each piece lovingly woven/embroidered with a kaleidoscope of coloured wool, they offer a striking focal-point & rich burst of warmth to your hearth & home. Beaded trinkets, shiny sequence & complementary coloured pashminas have been used to create a flirty trim to both offset & flatter the already cuddlesome covers. Hats off & gloves on for earthy, enduring, embraceable cashmere!
EACH SHAWL HAS BEEN CUT & SECTIONED TO PRODUCE A PAIR OF MATCHING COVERS.
My Sharada (Autumn) in Kolkata Collection is a tribute to botanic wanderings in the Motherland. Her flora-loving, earth, sky & sea fascinations have at once melded into cloth.
Embroidered flowers & vines, glistening, reflective silks, which echo the celadon ponds & streams of the city's gardens, all come together in a celebration of the divine nature goddess.
Pieces are made by me, using precious, new & used, one-off saris, off-cuts, rare, handloom fabric finds, ribbons, trims & trinkets of royal (um, bazaar) distinction.
Bright & blazing, like autumn itself, set your palace afire with some wondrously woven textile warmth.
My Courtly Collection of cushion covers is a sumptuous feast of alluring colours, rich fabrics, tantalising textures & carefully considered contrasts.
The pieces have been created, using reclaimed & reused fabrics (silks, cottons, linens, sateens) for backs & linings, & are mixed & matched to perfection with treasured handloom textiles, hand selected over the years by me.
Valuable, one-of-a-kind, Indian woven silks, brocades, Central Asian embroidered cloth & block printed cottons are seamlessly paired with earthy, soft & tinseled trims to accentuate & achieve a dynamically different & luxurious decor.