DIGITAL SARI

[SPRING '16]

 

Bandhani: A form of tie-dye commonly associated with the northwestern region of India (specifically my home state of Gujarat). The technique is achieved by small thread bindings in various areas of the cloth so the fabric can resist the dye when it is dipped in vats of color.

The process is beautiful, but laborious and incredibly craft-centric. I was interested in finding a way to make this historically handmade process more digital. You can read my full statement "Call Me Rose" by flipping through the book on the right. I used Processing (JavaScript) to create the randomized shapes and to apply color and pattern. The final design was printed on chiffon measuring 44 inches by 216 inches.

 

[ Photography by Chelsea Purgahn ]

[PROCESS]

An animation of what the Processing (JavaScript) coding process looked like