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Abraham

Masters of Indian material, form and craft

& Thakore

Obeetee- Procud To Be Indian

Obeetee- Procud To Be Indian - Abraham and Thakore

Obeetee- Procud To Be Indian

Obeetee- Procud To Be Indian


Our designs have always been inspired by traditional crafts. So for this collection, we were naturally drawn to the India’s textile language and vocabulary. We looked at the Bandhani textiles of Western India, the Ikats of Pochampally, the block-printed traditions of both Rajasthan and Farrukhabad and the diverse saree-weaving patterns from Kanjeevaram for inspiration. The calligraphy collection, however, was the result of a serendipitous discovery of old handwritten letters.

DAVID ABRAHAM & RAKESH THAKORE

the collections

1

Bandhani & Ikat

Ikat has a very specific graphic quality that we have used to create some of the designs. It creates a brushstroke effect that has always fascinated us so we have tried to capture some of it in our carpet designs by manipulating hand-knotting techniques to imitate those of textile dyeing methods.

Obeetee - Abraham and Thakore - Bandhani & Ikat
Obeetee - Abraham and Thakore - Saree Block Print

2

Saree & Block Print

Sarees are defined by their distinctive pallus, with each region having its own unique motifs, reflective of its local culture. This collection is a collage of the borders found in traditional saris from Kanchipuram and block printed sarees from Sanganer.

3

Calligraphy

A nostalgic foray into memories of old parchment; a letter found at the bottom of an old trunk, its edges curled and damaged. Strong, individualistic lines of cursive writing shine through faded ink.

Obeetee - CALLIGRAPHY - Abstract Art
 

1

Bandhani & Ikat

Ituri

$ 3,500

Rangrez

$ 2,500

Leheriya

$ 8,000

Bandhej

$ 8,000

Ikat

$ 4,000
 

2

Saree & Block Print

Maheshwari

$ 8,533

Pochampally

$ 8,533

Sanganer

$ 8,533

Chanderi

$ 8,533

Chettinad

$ 2,667
 

3

Calligraphy

Charmi Kaghaz

$ 2,833

Siyaahii

$ 6,120

Siyaahi

$ 9,067

Tazkira

$ 6,120

Painted Memories

$ 2,833

Painted Memories

$ 2,833
 
In the making
 

01

the yarn

Checking the rubbing fastness

Mirzapur

02

the designer

Abraham & Thakore at the launch

New Delhi

03

detailing

to bring out the intricacy of the pattern

Mirzapur

04

layering

Shearing the carpet to add texture

Badohi

05

washing

Washing the carpet for lustre

Mirzapur

 

Abraham

Masters of Indian material, form and craft

& Thakore

Obeetee- Procud To Be Indian

Abraham

Masters of Indian material, form and craft

& Thakore

Obeetee- Proud To Be Indian

Obeetee- Procud To Be Indian - Abraham and Thakore

Our designs have always been inspired by traditional crafts. So for this collection, we were naturally drawn to the India’s textile language and vocabulary. We looked at the Bandhani textiles of Western India, the Ikats of Pochampally, the block-printed traditions of both Rajasthan and Farrukhabad and the diverse saree-weaving patterns from Kanjeevaram for inspiration. The calligraphy collection, however, was the result of a serendipitous discovery of old handwritten letters.

DAVID ABRAHAM & RAKESH THAKORE


Our designs have always been inspired by traditional crafts. So for this collection, we were naturally drawn to the India’s textile language and vocabulary. We looked at the Bandhani textiles of Western India, the Ikats of Pochampally, the block-printed traditions of both Rajasthan and Farrukhabad and the diverse saree-weaving patterns from Kanjeevaram for inspiration. The calligraphy collection, however, was the result of a serendipitous discovery of old handwritten letters.

DAVID ABRAHAM & RAKESH THAKORE

the collections

Obeetee - Abraham and Thakore - Bandhani & Ikat

1

Bandhani & Ikat

Ikat has a very specific graphic quality that we have used to create some of the designs. It creates a brushstroke effect that has always fascinated us so we have tried to capture some of it in our carpet designs by manipulating hand-knotting techniques to imitate those of textile dyeing methods.

1
Bandhani & Ikat
Ikat has a very specific graphic quality that we have used to create some of the designs. It creates a brushstroke effect that has always fascinated us so we have tried to capture some of it in our carpet designs by manipulating hand-knotting techniques to imitate those of textile dyeing methods.
Obeetee - Abraham and Thakore - Saree Block Print

2

Saree & Block Print

Sarees are defined by their distinctive pallus, with each region having its own unique motifs, reflective of its local culture. This collection is a collage of the borders found in traditional saris from Kanchipuram and block printed sarees from Sanganer.

2
Saree & Block Print
Sarees are defined by their distinctive pallus, with each region having its own unique motifs, reflective of its local culture. This collection is a collage of the borders found in traditional saris from Kanchipuram and block printed sarees from Sanganer.
Obeetee - CALLIGRAPHY - Abstract Art

2

Calligraphy

A nostalgic foray into memories of old parchment; a letter found at the bottom of an old trunk, its edges curled and damaged. Strong, individualistic lines of cursive writing shine through faded ink.

2
Calligraphy
A nostalgic foray into memories of old parchment; a letter found at the bottom of an old trunk, its edges curled and damaged. Strong, individualistic lines of cursive writing shine through faded ink.
 

1

Bandhani & Ikat

 

2

Saree & Block Print

 

3

Calligraphy

 
In the making
 

01

the yarn

Checking the rubbing fastness

Mirzapur

02

the designer

Abraham & Thakore at the launch

New Delhi

03

detailing

to bring out the intricacy of the pattern

Mirzapur

04

layering

Shearing the carpet to add texture

Badohi

05

washing

Washing the carpet for lustre

Mirzapur