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    A  trunk show of North Eastern weaves and hand-crafted jewellery

    At The Conversation, a new concept boutique, an eclectic range of home accessories, hand-woven home linen and hand-made artifacts share space with niche nook furniture, patio furniture and indigenous pottery made by designers like Sandeep Sangaru, Ayush Kasliwal, Vaishali Sinha and Sahil & Sarthak. And this weekend, you can catch their special trunk show, Yards & Yarns. “To find shelf space in this homely set up, the product has to be unique, finished with high quality and inspired by traditional cultures, art and craft forms,” shares Amit Sarin, a professional photographer who quit a corporate career to start this store.

    Yarn in action
    Heeya, by Jonali Saikia Khasnabish is a young brand working with co-operative societies in the North-East of India to create a range of saris, stoles, skirts, dresses and kurtas using the traditional weaves of the region. Working with tribal communities in Bodo, Mishing and Eri specifically, Khasnabish combines Assamese weaving techniques with contemporary styles in a bright range of colours and patterns to create entirely natural handlooms and silks.

    Weaving silk yarns with semi-precious stones, beads and metal, is Chinanshu Sharma through her accessory brand Paarisha. The Bangalore-based designer ensures that each piece is hand-made using pure silk that “ensures it does not bleed or fade, and remains soft and delicate on the skin”. Chunky collars in brightly coloured thread and glass baubles come with matching drops for the ears, while antique anklet designs in metal act as the base for further embellishment. We loved the contrasting thread work used to create quirky cuffs.

    Rs. 300 upwards.  April 11 and 12.  At 10th Main, Indiranagar.  Details: 41518003

    -Susanna Chandy

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