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VANAM SINGARAM : THE FOREST ADORNED

VANAM SINGARAM : THE FOREST ADORNED

As The Ekavalli Foundation launches Vanam Singaram (Tamil for 'the forest adorned'), a beautifully crafted kanjivaram colouring book, Kanakavalli curates a very special selection of saris that echo the artwork from this project. The intricate motifs that adorn the pages of the book come alive in rich colours and zari on these classic kanjivarams, echoing the stylistic rendition of the illustrations. These exquisitely detailed motifs are drawn from the flora and fauna of the forest, reflecting the traditional geometry and patterning of the queen of silks. From horses (kuthirai), lions (simham) and elephants (yanai) to peacocks (mayil), parrots (kili), ornate paisleys (manga) and composite motifs, Kanakavalli's Vanam Singaram collective, like the colouring book itself, celebrates the rich complexity and beauty of the kanjivaram's ornamentation.
Browse the collective right here, and explore the Vanam Singaram colouring book and notecard set that complement this curation.