Navigating through the essence of Kalpavriksha, I took many years to decipher what could bring good homage to this Kalamkari. I requested a weaver from Tai Khampti community to weave Muga and Eri together and add phuta to it. This beautiful textured weave forms the base and pleats of the Sari. Borders of handspun handwoven indigo, Harda and lac dyed Eri silk along with Muga Ghicha were added to bring out the colours of the tree of life.
Mayuram, the peacocks speak through the pallu while the drape carries the magnificence of the tree and its myriad branches.
I visualise a dark night. Star filled sky and a thousand fireflies. Their radiance makes this tree come alive. The flowers begin to bloom and become visible to the eyes. The birds gather and witness the phenomena. Each leaf becomes a hologram changing colour with winds of change. The gold glows. While the red, green and blue strike into a fresh contrast.
Much magic unfolds. Much magic remains.
When the ocean churns, the tree of life appears.