Artist Profiles

Artist:

Anupama Bose, Islamuddin Neelgar, Alima Begum

Region:

South and Central Asia

Country:

India

Media/General:

Textiles

Medium of Work:

Silk and Lehariya garments, wraps, scarves and bags

Year(s) Attended:

Santa Fe: 2017, 2018

About:

Designer Anupama Bose is a native of Rajasthan, India, but for nearly twenty years, the bustling city of Jaipur has been her home. Bose’s richly colored, dynamically designed saris are informed by tradition and professional training at India’s National Institute of Design.

Bose incorporates block and vegetable printing with traditional methods of sari construction. In addition to creating wearable art, she is also an expert carpet designer and weaver, making a range of embroidered textiles as well as wool carpets and other home items. Bose’s skills also includes techniques traditional to her homeland, such as Dori, Gota patti, and Danka styles of embroidery. Since 2005, she has run Atelier Anupama, a bespoke fashion line which has grown to feature items that range from couture bridal gowns to intricately patterned curtains. More recently, Bose learned a technique of tie-dyeing specific to Rajasthan called Iehirya, a time-intensive process which yields dazzling pattern and color.