"I love working in traditional techniques and patterns. Block printing, dabu printing, tie-dye and shibori are some of my favorite techniques."
"I was born in Punjab, India. I began designing clothes in 1996 and I thoroughly enjoy my work. It's my passion – since childhood I have always wanted to be a designer.
"While working as a CAD/CAM engineer, my company saw my enthusiasm for design and agreed to sponsor me for course in fashion designing. It was such a fun experience! I'll always cherish it.
"I eventually quit my job and started designing garments, home furnishings and accessories. Ten dedicated tailors assist me.
"I love working in traditional techniques and patterns. Most of my creations depict India's traditional designs. Block printing, dabu printing, tie-dye and shibori are some of my favorite techniques. I further enhance my textiles with a little bit of embroidery and sequins or appliqué work.
"Over the many years of work, I have experienced and learned a lot, and this is what I try to impart to women in the various NGOs where I collaborate.
"I'm so glad to be a part of Novica. Please do let me know how you like my designs. And if you have suggestions, they are most welcome."
Bursting into bloom, white roses grace a hand-carved jewelry box. Featuring twin compartments, it showcases India's traditional jali or openwork carving. Gulam Rasool selects natural soapstone as his medium.
Expressed in polished soapstone, sleek feathers and wide eyes show the material's fascinating grain. Gulam Rasool sculpts a wise and patient owl, monarch of the night. He works in the traditional jali or cutout technique, carving a tiny owlet....read more
Shanker creates the romantic design of this ring. Crafted of sterling silver, the ring is crowned by an iridescent mabe pearl nestled among leaves of silver and peridot, nature's gem of lightness and beauty.
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