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SPRING/SUMMER 18

The Kutch Collection

Varana reinterprets the Kutch desert’s magnificent visual heritage through a sophisticated, contemporary lens.

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    The striking motifs on this organza trench are inspired by the Rabari embroidery technique practiced by artisan communities in the Kutch desert

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    This bespoke silk jacquard is woven with fine circular motifs inspired by the Bandhani technique of tie and dye

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    This silk jacket features hand-embroidered applique motifs, embellished with tiny mirrors – a technique that is typical of the Kutch region.

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    The pattern on this bespoke silk fabric reimagines the geometrical motifs typically associated with the Ajrakh block printing technique

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The Kutch Collection

Imagine a desert that stretches white, as far as the eye can see. This is the Great Rann of Kutch, an immense salt desert in western India. Over the centuries, its people have responded to their monochromatic surroundings by creating the most vibrant cornucopia of crafts, culture and music. Varana’s Spring-Summer 2018 collection draws inspiration from this stark duality –the pristine landscape of the Rann and the extraordinary crafts that flourish there.

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Embroideries of Kutch

Embroideries of Kutch

Tapestry of Colour

Ajrakh

Ajrakh

Exquisite Geometry

Bandhani

Bandhani

Spellbinding Patterns

Crafts Archive

Crafts Archive

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