The most striking imagery of Rajasthan is undoubtedly its sand dunes of the mighty Thar desert.
The romance of the soft dunes of golden sand and the setting sun over it…the beauty of Kalbelia dancers, dressed in stunning shades black & red & shell jewellery, celebrating sunset with a dance on the dunes…the “ship of the desert”, the camel, striding elegantly against a backdrop that provides the picture postcard travel moment!!
It is a holiday to truly cherish & reminisce, when in the throes of daily grind of life.
But the most striking feature in all of this are the soft, rippling waves formed in the dunes, in a natural yet symmetrical fashion. These rippling waves or “leher” has given birth to the imagination of “leheriya” tie & dye art on Rajasthani clothes. Done in vibrant colours, this art is simple & practised on any material, but most popularly on chiffon & other synthetic fabrics.
Leheriya sarees have been a classic & must have in every wardrobe. They became a raging fashion statement, after being donned in an effortlessly stylish manner by many of our Bollywood female actors (remember Waheeda Rehman in Lamhe, or Rekha in Silsila, sizzling in fine Chiffon Leheriya sarees, looking every bit the diva, with such minimal effort).
While conceptualizing “Desert Rose”, we wanted to retain the fluidity & luster of classic Leheriya saree, but on a sustainable fabric; and that is when Rajasthan came to our rescue yet again, in the form of Kota Silk fabric. The lovely, rustly, airy, soft gossamer folds of Kota Silk seemed perfect for Leheriya waves.
“Desert Rose” is our ode to Rajasthan; to the classic divas of old Hindi films; to the vibrant colour palette of India!!! We hope you love each piece, as much as we enjoyed creating them.
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