The stark contrast between the heart-wrenching reality and the surrealistic charm of Afghanistan inspires me.
In an attempt to emphasise this age-old disparity, I have tried to blend the opposites. The soft hand of pure silk is combined with raw silk and double jersey fabric. The pointelle structure and the simplistic hand embroidery render a subtle texture and delicate appearance.
All the fabrics have been tea-dyed, imparting a modest and elegant candour.
Tea dyeing,
Tie and dye technique.
Raw silk, pointelle jersey, jute.
Blanket stitch.
Motif derived from Islamic calligraphy,
Aari work,
Chain stitch.
Advanced Design Project

Kabul