MOOMAL I 2020

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 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  

 

 

 

CHOYALI BLOUSE, CHIRMI ODHANI, JHUNJHUNU LEHENGA

CHIRMI ODHANI

CHIRMI SARI

MORIYO BLOUSE, BHAYLI SARI

MUKUNDGARH SARI, CHOYALI BLOUSE

CHOYALI BLOUSE, CHIRMI ODHANI, JHUNJHUNU LEHENGA

TEEJ KURTA, ROHI CHURIDAR, BHAYLI ODHANI

KHEMKA SARI

SUJAN JACKET

SUJAN JACKET

MORIYO BLOUSE, BHAYLI SARI

ISAR KURTA

ISAR KURTA, ROHI CHURIDAR

LAXAMGARH SARI

CHOWKADI KURTA, CHURU PANTS

CHOYALI BLOUSE, PIRAMAL SARI

PIRAMAL SARI

 

MORARKA KURTA, BAGGAR SHARARA

JAISALMER SARI, MORIYO BLOUSE

 

BHAYLI SARI

 

KUMAVAT JACKET, KHETRI PANTS

CHOWKADI KURTA, CHURU PANTS

BANSWARA KURTA, KHETRI PANTS AND ISAR KURTA, ROHI CHURIDAR

UDAIPUR JACKET, ROHI CHURIDAR

UDAIPUR JACKET, KHETRI PANTS AND CHOWKADI KURTA, CHURU PANTS

UDAIPUR JACKET, KHETRI PANTS

 

KUMAVAT JACKET, KHETRI PANTS

 

ISAR KURTA, ROHI CHURIDAR

AAVAILI BLOUSE, JAISALMER ODHANI, DUNGARPUR LEHENGA

AAVAILI BLOUSE, SIKAR ODHANI,

CHIRMI SARI

AAVAILI BLOUSE, DUNGARPUR LEHENGA, JAISALMER ODHANI

SHEKHAWAS SARI

PHOOLMATI SARI

NAGAUR KURTA, BAGOLI SHARARA, BHAYLI ODHANI

 

BANSWARA KURTA, KHETRI PANTS

 

GHOOMAR LEHENGA, CHOYALI BLOUSE, CHIRMI DUPATTA

 

CHIRAWA KURTA, BADALI SHARARA

TEEJ KURTA, ROHI CHURIDAR, BHAYLI ODHANI

BARMER ODHANI, AJMER BLOUSE

 

JALOR BLOUSE, BHAYLI ODHANI, DELWARA LEHENGA

MORIYO BLOUSE, BHAYLI ODHANI, HANSALI LEHENGA

JAISALMER ODHANI, CHOYALI BLOUSE

MANDO KURTA, ROHI CHURIDAR

AAVAILI BLOUSE, JAISALMER ODHANI, BIKANER LEHENGA,

CHOYALI BLOUSE, JAISALMER ODHANI, HANSALI LEHENGA,

AJMER BLOUSE, BHAYLI ODHANI, BIKANER LEHENGA

BHAYLI SARI

AJMER BLOUSE, BHAYLI SARI