Renowned for its imperial connotations and coveted for its elegant weaves, Parisera Insignia brings to you a veritable collection of Royal Chanderis woven by National Award winning weaver and curated by Dr. Alka Raghuvanshi.
Woven with legends and myths, Chanderis dot fables of royalty since time immemorial. From having its mythical origin way back in the Vedic period to the current patronage of Rajmata Shubhangini Raje Gaekwad of Baroda, Chanderis continues its legendary legacy. And during the Mughal reign, it was the favored choice of queens in India. Woven from 200-count fine cotton and pure gold zari by court weavers, these uniquely extravagant saris were symbolic of the sublimity personified by Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings in which women wore Chanderis.
The royalty continues to be enamoured by its sheer tales , and Radhika Raje Gaekwad, the Maharani of Baroda, says, “I wear a Chanderi sari to all global receptions and important functions with pride. It is our heritage and it’s our responsibility to showcase it to the rest of the world.” As India’s first trained art curator, Alka Raghuvanshi’s fine discerning taste dramatizes the opulence of Chanderi with the legends that punctuate it in this curated collection of Chanderis. Royal textiles have always had a resonance with collector’s vocabulary. Insignia simply echoes the royal interpretations of its glorious past into a modern idiom for connoisseurs of today.