SEARCHING FOR SARIS ( Working title )
This series of images is a document of my ongoing journey across India in the year 2017. In late 2016, I received an offer to collaborate with a writer on a non-fiction narrative book. We would be visiting the major handloom weaving centres in India that are still engaged in the dying art of hand-making the ‘Sari’ - the ubiquitous draped fabric that a majority of Indian women wear.
What attracted me to the project was an opportunity to travel extensively through rural India and create a portrait of it’s curiosities. While the fabric provides the roadmap of the journey, it is merely the invisible thread that runs through this project. The images below are less about fabric, textiles or weaving technique; they instead, stand witness as a travelog of the journey.