Aakar explores the innumerable possibilities that geometry offers, by arranging basic forms and shapes into multilayered patterns, expressed through the craft of shibori. Geometry underpins each composition. Circles merge into each other and lines cluster together, to form a visual language that transcends limitations of time and trends.
A collection of naturally dyed shibori sarees, Aakar is created in collaboration with Aranya Naturals at their natural dyeing unit in Munnar. The organization explores the possibilities of using locally available raw materials such as manjistha, pomegranate peels and tea waste amongst others, with the objective of reviving the ancient art of natural dyeing.
From monochromatic hues of Indigo to vibrant combinations of contrasting hues, the collection also focuses on creating a fresh palette of brights using natural dyes.