Rajasthan’s rich traditions and its time-honoured craft legacy have been the foundation of Anita Dongre’s bridal couture label since its very inception. And now, the designer pays yet another ode to her everlasting inspiration by the way of her latest bridal couture capsule collection, based on the art of Pichhwai.
An ancient art form that originated in Nathdwara, Pichhwai paintings are intricate pictorial portrayals inspired by Lord Krishna. Dongre’s collection, which comprises 15 hand painted limited edition pieces, mirrors the same design aesthetic and attention to detail.
This painstakingly created line has been in the work for two years now. “Two years ago, when I was in Rajasthan for a shoot, I encountered Lekhrajji, who was painting the walls of City Palace, Jaipur. I was intrigued and inspired by the intricacy of his work and his flawless brushstrokes. We chatted about his craft, and during this time, he also mentioned how inconsistent work was. My creativity is fuelled not just by design, but also by the revival of Indian crafts. I immediately knew that I wanted to give this art another form of life. So I invited Lekhrajji to our design headquarters in Mumbai, and that’s how the Pichhwai collection came to life,” reveals the designer.
Scroll through our gallery to take a look at the collection.
Anita Dongre’s Pichhwai collection launches today, and will be available at their flagship stores across India.
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