Rajasthan captures the hearts of many,
at times perhaps a visual synonym for India.
Its soul however, resides within those native
to its lesser known customs and callings with
one such story of an immortal love between
Moomal and Mahendra.
Home to Raw Mango's Sanjay Garg, a collection
drawing from Rajasthan has evolved over the years
and perhaps owing to the months past, has beckoned
with its fond memory and solace.
Drawing from his past yet imagined for the future,
the traditional aesthetics of folk meet with Marwari
garments as a newfound harmony within textiles,
silhouettes and colors. Newly introduced techniques
include bhandej and the region’s metallic gota.
Bold in both color and combination, Rajasthan’s
multiplicity of layers lives across colors, textiles a
And motifs; jade green and white Rajasthani poshaks,
rani pink gathered lehengas and desert orange cholis.
The peacock, a central motif, dances amidst graphic
lines of textile and embroidery. Interpreted from folk
the peacock draws from oral traditions, both its
layout and language represent the importance of
this style, one unstudied yet significant.
Photographed by: Ashish Shah