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    Pick up embroidered shibori and ikat silk purses from a festive line at Samasta

    Sparkle this festive season with a little help from the finely curated assortment of jewellery, clothes and accessories at boutique Samasta. With the Designer Sparklers exhibition starting today, founder-designer Mridulika Menon Madiraju is presenting an array of collections from names including Kiran Wadhawan of Seams (New Delhi), Shoma Sen of Alankrita Jewellery (Kolkata) and Vidhya Anand (from the city) with her colourful ikat-silk purses.PICTURES OF MRIDULIKA FOR INDULGE. EXPRESS / R.SATISH BABU
    Madiraju also brings her festive a�?Asianaa�� collection, a limited-edition line of tunics and dresses inspired by her recent travels across Southeast Asia. a�?As a designer, every trip I take to a new country or every encounter with an interesting individual or design element, influences my designs. We have delicately embroidered motifs like fans and birds in clean silhouettes on tussar, dupion and matka silks,a�? she says.
    Wadhawan introduces her new collection of long kurtas with intricate djouboti embroidery on Shibori, the Japanese technique of tie dye, in chanderi and cotton. a�?People cana��t seem to get enough of our long kurtas,a�? says Wadhawan, who says she is constantly exploring new kinds of embellishments for her designs. Meanwhile, Sen brings her exquisite gold-plated jewellery that has detailed carving, pearls and other natural stones. a�?My motifs are inspired by musical notes, nature and mythology,a�? says the Kolkata native of her one-of-a-kind pieces.
    a�?I am a third generation jewellery designer; and my jewellery is appreciated by clients of all ages,a�? she smiles.
    Till stocks last. From Rs 350
    for jewellery and Rs 1,980 onwards for clothes.
    Details: 42721110 /facebook.com/samastaonline

    a��Shibi Kumaramangalam

    Pics: R Satish Babu


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