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Taan Baan Spring Summer 2022

Taan Baan Spring Summer 2022

The warp of classical music meets the weft of textile exploration

Parallels between Indian classical music and heritage weaving techniques

If you've ever spent time around weavers or seen a video of one at work, you'd be familiar with the music of the loom. The rhythmic clickety-clack that goes with the weaving of fabric. The sound repeats at predictable intervals, as the hands of the weaver go about nimbly adjusting yarn on the warp, deftly threading the weft, and tugging at the loom to bring it all together. You could well conceive the weaver as a musician performing a composition in a drawn-out tempo.  



Classical Indian music is based on a set of ragas and talas - sequences of notes set to a specific beat - that is mathematical by nature. The term octave, which is often used when a piece of music is being spoken about, including in Indian classical music, is a set of notes where the frequency of every succeeding note is a predetermined geometric progression of its preceding note. From what frequency a string of a sitar vibrates to the scale a voice can reach and the intervals at which a note is hit or repeated, it's all governed by mathematical equations. 


Similarly, weavers, too, rely on mathematical equations to create the textile they're making.



At Injri examining these emotive bonds, between Indian classical music and heritage forms of dyeing and weaving, takes on additional meaning.
Just as classical music in its purest form works within the structures of compositions, the label always believed that for a craft to thrive and endure one has to explore it in its truest form, without attempting to impose the modern on it. To draw a parallel to music, imagine the weavers as producers of classical scores if you will. They also chosen to work with the same creators time and again and again, empowering them to look at archival pieces that have been relegated to
museums, and reviving them again. It's Injiri's way of deepening the textile knowledge that once existed, but has been lost with time. 


The aim of Injiri has always been to support their skills through the values of the brand, matching their taan to the label's baan to create a work of beauty.



Through the idea of the collection, Injiri seeks to examine two very traditional Indian forms of creative expression that run parallel to each other and the many linkages that exist between them.



By Adushka's Styling Tip

Complete your summer outfit with one of our sustainable accessories; a great idea could be a jute bag from The Jacksons, a straw hat from Lola Hats and Calla Babouches.




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