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A Contemporary Perspective on Indian Artisanship

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Janavi’s founder and creator, Jyotika Jhalani, has created a brand seeped in Indian tradition and artistry. The animal motif collection she created exclusively for Porte Mode has all the elements of traditional Indian “karigari” – different hues of silk thread hand embroidered onto 100% Merino wool in a modern take on the age-old Indian motifs of birds, horses, tigers, elephants, parrots, owls and rhinos.

The history of animal motifs in Indian textiles traces itself back to the time of Babur, the first Mughal emperor of India. Babur was a great lover of nature, a love that was shared by later generations of Mughal emperors, particularly Jahangir and Shah Jahan. These motifs, inspired by nature, made their way from the royal courts into the general populace. They underwent many changes during the late 17th and 18th centuries as a result of European and Chinese influences and were still used in designs on products sent to the European market in the 18th century at the height of the textile trade.

Janavi’s creations follow in the footsteps of the artisans of yore, and can take up to 800 hours to produce. They remain true to their historical originals and involve painstaking and detailed craftsmanship. Every stitch is hand applied, and each signature creation is entirely unique.

These light-weight, ultra-fine scarves can be worn all year round – loop it around your neck for a casual spring look or drape it over your shoulders to combat the chilly air conditioner at work!




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