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    Taanbaan’s new range offers jamdani saris, ikat table mats and more

    MINIMALISM is one word that describes Taanbaan, a label which employs hand-oriented techniques like plain jamdani and exquisite metallic zari, especially crafted in Benaras, to embellish their collection. Started in 1998 by Rta Kapur Chishti, it is about reviving the age-old Indian craft of handspun and handwoven textiles. Offering products like organic silk and cotton saris, scarves, stoles, dupattas, home furnishings and even made-to-order fabrics, the co-author of Saris of India, says, “Since we stick to creating handmade products, even our embellishments are hand done and are difficult to replicate on a machine.”

    Taanbaan’s collecton of home furnishings, Organic Dwelling, available on Jaypore.com until November 6, employs classic shades like madder, beige and unbleached white with kilim-inspired patterns. The use of organic handspun fabrics means that the pieces are soft and comforting. Chishti and her team also undertake orders for bespoke fabrics, so be sure to give them a call for a personal touch to your home linen or wardrobe. `850 upwards. Available at anandakhadi.com and Amethyst. Details: 28541917

    Eye-openers
    ● The khadi weft and silk warp saris are perfect for the festive parties with their pure silk borders and zari pallu. Rs. 16,500 upwards
    ● The green, blue and pink-hued silk organza stole will brighten any plain dress. Rs. 3,000 upwards
    ● In the home furnishing section, the grey tussar silk cushion with a shock of cerise pink and hints of bright yellow, indigo and coral accents, drew our attention. Rs. 850 upwards

    — Rashmi Rajagopal

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