Kausalyam draws big support
The Crafts Council of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (CCAPT) and Textile Revivalist’s fund raising event that showcased a journey of crafts, textiles and jewellery received big support from well-known celebs and Indian heritage admirers.
The heritage fashion show by Gaurang was backed by live music by Shubha Mudgal and sufi kathak artist Majari Chaturvedi
The Crafts Council of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (CCAPT) and Textile Revivalist’s fund raising event that showcased a journey of crafts, textiles and jewellery received big support from well-known celebs and Indian heritage admirers. The evening show held at the Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad on Sunday evening was high on culture and heritage textiles display.
Talking about ‘Kausalyam’, Gaurang said that the aim of the event was to raise funds for the upliftment of the artisans, arts and crafts of the country. The entire proceeds of the show would be given for this cause.
CCAPT showcased a curated line of specially developed handicrafts, while Gaurang with his hand-woven line of masterpiece sarees and Sanjay of Tibarumal’s brought together a line of heritage jewels. These masterpieces were at display and sale at the Chowmahalla Palace.
Gaurang Shah is well known revival of Jamdani weaves in khadi, uppada, paithani, kanjeevaram, patan patola and benarasi. He works with over 500 weavers in the country. His twist of drapes and silhouettes inspired from the Mughal era garments, which are enhanced with heritage jewels by Tibarumal’s jewelers and live Hindustani classical rendition by Shubha Mudgal were the highlights of the event.
“Revival of crafts and textiles is very dear to me,” Shubha Mudgal said. “And when Gaurang Shah shared this idea of convergence and that too for a cause I had no hesitation to say yes. Sufi-kathak artist Manjari Chaturvedi who hails from UP said it gives me immense satisfaction and pride when I knew Gaurang who promotes and support chikankari and benarasi weavers in big way through his creations is organising this event as a fund raiser for the artisans.”
This fund-raising event was supported by actress Sridevi, Boney Kapoor, Jaishree Burman, Paresh Maithy and Vaikuntam.