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Blue Parrot, a two day lifestyle show will showcase works of some rare art forms of India

Blue Parrot, a two day lifestyle show will showcase works of some rare art forms such as Phad, Bandhani, the oldest art forms of India

To be held in the city on 7th and 8th October

The first edition of Blue Parrot, a fashion exhibition of unique nature will be held in the city on 7th and 8th October at Kshetra Gallery in Somajiguda

It will be inaugurated on 7th October at 4.30 pm by Ms. Pinky Reddy and Ms. Padmaja Reddy. On 8th it will be open from 10am to 8pm

Giving details in a press note issued in the city, Heena Shrivastava and Neeru Wadhwa, two city's well known personalities behind curating the show said, it will be a unique show in many respects. Most of the exhibitors are first timers. They are all achievers and well known for their work. There are award winning artists, fashion designers.

One of them includes Mukul Joshi from Jaipur. He comes from a Phad painting family. Phad is a style of religious scroll painting and folk painting, practiced in Rajasthan. This style of painting is traditionally done on a long piece of cloth or canvas, known as phad. His brother is a National Award-winning artist and a gold medalist for the UNESCO Award. Phad is a 700 years old art form. Phad painting of Rajasthan particularly stands out for its unique history, origin, and the efforts put into its revival.

Another participant is Dr. Shubhra Goel, celebrity oculofacial aesthetic surgeon, who is amongst the top 10 women surgeons in India with honours across India. She is an Eye and Face Specialist and founder

The Trunk Story, the clothing brand that focuses on 'giving a second chance to clothes'. Re wearing is caring, it says. At the trunk story our clothes not only look good but also make you feel good.

The designer duo Camelia and Shelina who create unique handcrafted pieces inspired by the various cultures around India will operate from Mumbai and showcase their creations across the world will showcase their unique designs in this exhibition.

Taropa by Archana Bhushan will showcase handcrafted, beautiful, handmade clothing

Rachita Parekh’s Dyelgoue will showcase its unique craft work of 'tie & dye'.The fascinating craft of ‘tie and dye’ which was restricted to sarees and dupattas used mostly in weddings and festivals have got a fresh lease of life to ‘Bandhani‘ by using non-traditional motifs and colours in contemporary clothing like kaftans and capes as well as textiles. These will also be showcased at the show. Bandhani is one of the oldest known methods of tie-dyeing, and is still widely practiced in western India today.


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