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Radhika Bapat, Kanakavalli’s July Vignette, is extraordinarily multifaceted. She is a clinical psychologist who has worked at the forefront of this field in India, and is now also running a factory that blends alcohol. An avid reader and writer, she has not only published articles in academic journals, but has also written a children’s book. Radhika does not fit into a mould and this in essence has led to her new obsession – Indian textiles and embroidery.
As a tribute to her 93-year-old grandmother who has created exquisite embroidered pieces of art, Radhika began travelling around the country to study handloom clusters, and dabbling in embroidery and dyeing techniques. Taking time out of a busy work and extra-curricular schedule, Radhika has curated a selection of her favourite Kanakavalli kanjivarams that reflect her personality. Shop Radhika’s curation right here and read the entire conversation on our blog.