“Threads of time” A Franco – Indian legacy of exquisite embroidery, celebrating the craftsmanship of Lesage interiors by Vastrakala through a retrospective.

Join us at Alliance Française of Madras to witness an exquisite exhibition “Threads of time” A Franco – Indian legacy of exquisite embroidery, celebrating the craftsmanship of Lesage interiors by Vastrakala through a retrospective.

Inauguration on 5th April | 6pm, Alliance Française of Madras
On view from 6th April – 15th April
All are welcome | Entry is free

Vastrakala founded by Jean-Francois Lesage its artistic director and his associates Patrick Savouret, Malavika Shivakumar & Sandeep Rao, Vastrakala is based in Chennai, South India and employs close to 200 local craftsmen and women.
In the initial years, the company’s activity focussed on embroideries for Interiors, working with decorators, architects, museums, private collectors and public institutions the world over. Gradually in the late 90s, Vastrakala added the skills of fine embroidery for fashion to its repertoire, in order to serve the requirements of Lesage Paris, the storied Paris-based company renowned for its signature embroideries for Haute Couture, Ready-to-Wear and accessories since 1924.Since that time, Vastrakala executes embroideries for the clients of Lesage Paris and has acquired very specific techniques used by them.

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