Sanjukta has replica of Vastra etched into her drape
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Nov 20: Assam designer Sanjukta Dutta has the imprints of a replica prestigious Vrindavani Vatsra in her garment as a mark of respect for the 16th century textile excellence of Assam.
The prestigious Vrindavani Vatsra woven by Assamese weavers in 16th century under the guidance of Srimanta Sankardeva was taken away by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Musee Guimet Museum in Paris, way back in 1904. In order to keep the memory of the State former textile excellence, designer Sanjukta Dutta has imprints of the replica of Vrindavani Vastra in her garments.
Speaking to this reporter, designer Sanjukta Dutta said: “I’ve been relentlessly trying to take Assamese pride – mekhela sador – to the world. Last year I thought of bringing back the memory of Vrindavani Vastra to my land. As the designs depict scenes from Bhagavad, Mahabharata , mainly childhood days of Lord Krishalala, so I have tried to weave an exact replica of Vrindavani Vastra in my drape.”