Haridra

Silpinwita comes from a family of fine painters…….a family that has been steeped in the tradition of kalamkari, painting on silk or cotton cloth with natural dyes that comes to us from Persia.  She grew up in West Bengal and is influenced by the natural landscapes of her childhood.  Inspired by the work of modern twentieth century French painters, she has integrated the cubists’ vision into her own recent designs.

All her work is done on handwoven fabrics that she sources directly from the weavers and that have a lovely touch.  The cloth is washed and dyed using local organic ingredients as well as flowers collected from a nearby temple.  Her family, as well as twenty-two women from the village, help with the process.