Karishma Swali, the soul of Indian embroidery

The artistic director of Chanakya’s workshop perpetuated the ancestral art of embroidery by making it contemporary and allowing, through his school, its transmission to women. He recently collaborated with Maria Grazia Chiuri for the Dior Fall 2023 show, which was presented last month in Mumbai. An inspiring portrait of a warrior.

She was Indian to the tips of her bushy jet-black hair, her voice as spicy, her smile as sweet as Lakshmi, the goddess of beauty and prosperity, seated on her lotus flower. . Far from being clichéd, Karishma Swali, artistic director of Chanakya’s workshops in Mumbai, was above all a woman of her time, one of those who moved the world in the rustle of silk, or rather, in the repetitive sounds of the loom for weaving. , with that, strangled, from needles, or with the grace of the ancestral techniques taught in this workshop in the heart of modern Mumbai, whose melodious name speaks of patience and excellence, the embroidery of Indian ancestral cultures: Zardozi, Zari, Rani Pink, Shisha, Patti, Kalamkari, Pattu, Palampore, Phulkari…

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