In September 2022 I had the honor of visiting block printing artist Sufiyan Khatri at his home and studio. Sufiyan is a 10th generation pratictioner of Ajrakh and he and his family have received esteemed international recognition for their craft.
Shaivyya Gupta brings the eye of a fine artist and the soul of everyday Jaipur to her work as a textile designer, consultant and educator. We caught up with her recently to take a deeper dive into her process and inspirations.
I like the idea one cloth bearing opposite characteristics simultaneously. Especially appealing is when this duality extends the versatility of an item. With this theme in mind, I began to look for more cases of textile double-dealing.