Monday, April 16, 2007


Green silk and white for the bud and tendrils. So right this shrub seems for chikan work, that elaborate shadow embroidery, tiny stitches on the wrong side of the cloth so that only minimal design is seen on the right side, that stiffness like embossing, working its magic, and hinting at the fine work that lies beneath. Not on cotton cloth as its normally done, but on the lightest raw silk, a pista green raw silk, every fold spinning a different shade as it reflects light. Fitting.

2 comments:

e said...

...till the dhobi loses it

austere said...

let him. What use will I have of this, yodelling and swirling?
:)