Silicon Jamdani Saree

Rimzim Dadu

Devi Art Foundation

Devi Art Foundation

In traditional Jamdani weaving, pattern motifs were typically worked in white. Extra-weft threads for pattern were of the same fineness as those used in the fabric. In the best traditional examples, therefore the pattern could only be discerned when the textile was held against the light. Engaging in the play of sheerness and opacity in such traditional Jamdani, fashion designer Rimzim Dadu opts for a radically different fabric material: white silicon rubber sheets shredded to yield lengths of thin yarn.She weaves a sari-like length, with a heavy but translucent body fabric worked with opaque extra-weft patterns. The plain fabric areas achieve a strikingly delicate and lightweight texture reminiscent of fine muslin. The stretched silicon yarns release their tension, creating gentle undulations on the flat surface.

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  • Title: Silicon Jamdani Saree
  • Creator: Rimzim Dadu
  • Date: 2014
  • Location: Noida
  • Physical Dimensions: 38.0 x 187.0 inches
  • Type: Photograph
  • Method or Style: Silicon

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