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Few coun­tries have a hand­loom her­itage as rich as In­dia’s, with tex­tile tra­di­tions as var­ied as they are many in num­ber. Cel­e­brat­ing this his­tory is Shades of In­dia’s fes­tive col­lec­tion which is in­spired by the tex­tile cul­ture of the is­land of Bali. The col­lec­tion boasts of lux­u­ri­ous fab­rics of silk and vel­vet in in­tense hues like ma­hogany, cin­na­mon and fuschia fin­ished with hints of lus­tre through zari work and gold foil­ing ra­di­ate a sense of opu­lence. The col­lec­tion in­cludes ver­sa­tile sep­a­rates of clas­sic sa­rees, con­tem­po­rary kur­tas and play­ful shararas in ethe­real sil­hou­ettes that are com­fort­able yet per­fectly suit the fes­tive oc­ca­sion. Adding to the an­tiq­uity of the col­lec­tion are ex­quis­ite ac­ces­sories of frame bags and neck pieces in colours and tex­tures bor­rowed from na­ture. The col­lec­tion draws its in­spi­ra­tion from the In­done­sian word be­bali — mean­ing cer­e­mo­nial at­tire of the gods. Be­bali is cel­e­bra­tion in it­self. Ev­ery thread sings of fes­tiv­ity and ev­ery stitch trea­sures the time­less lores of our rich crafts and her­itage.

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