Sanjay Garg Festive 2018 recalls the shared culture
of pre-partition Punjab through Heer’s bridal festivities.
Set against Patiala’s Baradari Palace, Heer partakes
in her wedding without the fuss for today’s finery and
acknowledges tradition while making some her own.
Knee length Kurtas, floor grazing Sharara’s and draped
silk satin odhani’s are worn by family and friends, who
revel in the present through times past. Textiles draw
from vintage archival Varanasi silk brocades featuring
motifs that gain meaning through history, culture
and context. Leaves of the neem tree, geometric lattices
and floral trellises add weightless ornamentation and are
embedded in the richness of mustard yellow, rani pink,
magenta, red, pale pink and rama green.
Photographed by: Ashish Shah