A collection of silk sari's, drawing from the architecture of South India's temples. Built in an era prior to the advent of the Mughal Dynasty and its influence on Indian textiles, motifs are derived from imagery of scriptures carved on their stone walls. Using an ancient technique of three shuttle weaving and an interlocking weft, each is characterized by a solid border and body woven separately, and a tie-dyed pallu.
Set against Bangalore - a metropolis built on dynasties, cantonment and digital entrepreneurship - the city often calls to individuals across ages, professions and backgrounds. Portraits of its couples are contrasted by menin their personal clothing and women in saris, provoking curiosity about garment origins and identity in a rapidly changing India.
Photography: Shovan Gandhi