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Meet the Rabari Collection by Doshi Levien for nanimarquina

 

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Meet the Rabari Collection by Doshi Levien for Nanimarquina

Meet the Rabari Collection by Doshi Levien for nanimarquina

Check out these four patterns that celebrate the beauty in everyday details.

Nipa Doshi—one half of the highly versatile product design firm Doshi Levien—was introduced to the intricacies of great craftsmanship at a very early age. Her aunt’s embroidery workshop was located in the veranda of her aunt’s home, designed by Le Corbusier’s assistant (Swiss-French architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, known as a pioneer of modern architecture). There, 50 master craftswomen would make a variety of pieces exclusively by hand for fashion heavy hitters such as Issey Miyake and Hermes.

But it wasn’t just the physical work they produced that inspired Doshi. It was about the care they took and pride in their everyday appearance.

“In India, in the case of my aunt’s embroidery workshop, very often the women came from very humble backgrounds. But the way they tied the sari around, the way they combed their hair or they put a bindi on their forehead, and the way they dressed according to the seasons—they were very humbly dressed but there was a lot of grace in the way that they dressed,” she explained...

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