SEARCHING FOR SARIS ( Working title )
The Sari pervades the fabric of our society to such an extent that it is easy to take it for granted, even forget that it exists. The ubiquitous fabric will be the invisible thread that runs through this project.
In January 2017, in collaboration with a writer, I got the opportunity to spend 6 months (roughly) travelling to major Sari weaving and marketing centres in India. So far, we have covered the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra with 5 (at least) more states to go. These images are not so much about fabric or textile as it is a travelog about the journey.
“The project that I have in mind will shape itself as it proceeds and is essentially elastic.” - Robert Frank