Amethyst presents Shades of India‘s latest festive collection “The Falaknuma” inspired by the rich Nizam culture of Hyderabad’s opulent bygone era with an eclectic mix of jewel tone colours that infuse timeless luxury into each piece. In celebrating this collection, they pay tribute to all the women at Shades of India endorsing the elegance of Indian textiles from 11am to 7.30pm on Wednesday and Thursday, February 7th and 8th, 2024 at Amethyst, Whites Road, Royapettah, Chennai. Contact: 044 45991630 /31.
What truly sets this collection apart is the Khanjar Lace, a rare and exquisite craft, painstakingly handcrafted by Afzal Mia and Laddha Ji from the old bazaars of Hyderabad. The lace along with the hand embroidery, a unique amalgamation of metal wires and metal sequins which acquired a beautiful old vintage look over time, adding a unique dimension to the collection. This craftsmanship reflects their commitment to artistry and quality.
Mandeep Nagi says, “It starts from my madness of collecting old borders for many years. Some of these are very special as I don’t commonly see them anymore. These fine metallic (silver) woven borders, which were often used in traditional clothing from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Banaras and in old Deccan textiles, I have always been fascinated and looked out for them in the bazaars of different cities. Finally, in so many years, my pursuit was successful when I discovered these very beautiful metallic borders being still handwoven by very few in homes of old Hyderabad. I am so happy and proud to share my dream of using these unusual borders called “Khanjar” in this limited-edition collection called Falaknuma.” Sample of old khanjar borders.”