Aseem असीम

Venkatgiri cotton and kaleidoscope patchwork
Spoken for

When I look through a kaleidoscope, I come face to face with the concept of permutation and combination. With few choices, one can create close to infinite possibilities. Infinite possibilities means there is no dead end. There is room for creative intervention to dynamically interact with the flow that creates a bottle neck. Each bottle neck is the limitation that creates profound motivation. That motivation is a gateway to abundance! Kaleidoscope is a metaphor of that abundance!

While making a kaleidoscope patchwork, we outdo our abilities to visualise and tap into an intuitive faith. I can only broadly predict the final reward when Gurmel, the tailor, and I are squaring up triangles after triangles. In a single square of 4 standard diamond squares, there are about 30 small squares and 60 triangles. And that is just about 5*5 inches of this kaleidoscope! The geometry packed in this small cutout of fabric shreds bound together takes on a sacred form when one can spend many hours counting through the tiniest patched shreds. I kept counting and more kept revealing. And then I stopped counting.

Maths is something I enjoy! However, I enjoy writing more! So, I stopped counting!

This is countable! And this is infinite at the same time!

That is the magic of sacred geometry! One must give effort to see through it!

Far from perfect, stitching a patch at a time to learn the accuracy nature possesses!

“The focussed intention that our tailor Gurmel’s face takes on whenever he sets himself to stitch another of these is a moment of silent exhilaration we share. He admits most often, he never thought he could make this. He also admits he is most keen to learn. And his heart is hard working. He wants to improve. He wants to do new things.”

The infinite possibilities.

Aseem असीम

Buyer Empowerments

Involves precision stitching skills and understanding of geometry for desired placements. Hand weaving of venkatgiri cotton tradition.
The boldness of kaleidoscope is set in harmony with the delicate venkatgiri sheer cotton. The choice of colours is as deliberate as intuitional. Cotton fabric shreds bound together into patchwork. Fabric shred up-cycling and re-purposing.
Weather/ Mood
Perfect for summers
Not fragile. If patchworks rip off, please do consult me for Empowerment of lifetime loyalty.
Dry Clean only; Needs “Airing” in shadow, not direct sun. Do not wring.
Ready to wear
Venkatgiri cotton as base fabric. Patchwork includes many handlooms cotton source of those is either azo free or unknown.
Elegant. Festive. Gravity in the centre and light on the ends, this stole offers a dynamic range of draping styles.
Supports non- industrial tailoring skills.
Faith in up-skilling unskilled artisans.
Up-cycling of textile remains of injured, reject textiles to reduce textile/ fabric scrap waste.
Slow production.
Fabric: Various handlooms of Central and south India; Some fabrics woven in Arunachal under Amlavati’s supervision using cotton from Salem.
Patchwork and Stitching by Gurmel Singh, Jalalabad, Punjab.
Beadwork by Param, Bathinda, Punjab.
Imperfections in the weaves reflect handmade
Irregularity in the dyes reflect natural process
Innocent spots in the textiles reflect being homemade
A work of nature cannot be sterile and error-free
A choice to still buy what we make is a step
Towards supporting original culture
Of people
Of nature
Of craft

A celebration of humanness.
Mora Collective 2024
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