Exhibition10 May 2023 - 13 May 2023, 10:00 - 18:00
14 May 2023, 10:00 - 14:00
Workshop10 May 2023, 17:00
Gallery 3, 4 Cromwell Place
Raw Mango at London Craft Week: An Exhibition of Saris, Textiles and Garments
With roots in craft and community, Indian design house Raw Mango continues to create new conversations in textile and culture through an exhibition of saris, textiles and garments that innovate upon centuries-old skills.
Raw Mango draws from the colours, philosophies and cultures of India to create a unique voice, questioning place and perspective through design.
With roots in craft and community, its relationship with hand loom began in 2008 as an investigation of possibilities. As a leading Indian design house it continues to create new conversations in textile and culture through a range of saris, garments and objects. Created with weavers across Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Varanasi, textiles and designs innovate upon century old skills in pursuit of defining a new aesthetic vocabulary.
Designer Sanjay Garg emerged from an upbringing in the village of Mubarikpur, Rajasthan. As a student of textile design, he developed his unique language working in the region of Chanderi, in Madhya Pradesh. Garg undertook innovations within the yarn and weaving process to create a new visual vocabulary and weaving interventions that, over a decade later, visually define Chanderi today. A commitment to experimentation underpins his process, with further explorations in Mashru, Benarasi and Ikat. Always informed by India, Garg constantly engages with established rubric to imagine new possibilities.