As a designer do you employ craft techniques and processes in your art?
Yes I do, because I feel, especially in our cultural context, craft and design is inter-related and complementary to each other.
Which crafts have you worked with?
Since the last 10 years, ever since I started to contribute to the fashion industry as a professional, I have worked with crafts. These vary from the omnipresent Zardozi, Badla, and Thread work to the more unique embroideries, weaves, natural dying, block printing etc exclusive to our country. I have documented Paithani and Dharmavaram Saris while at NIFT. More recently, I conducted design and technical w...