An exhibition celebrating the best of Indian weaves – Nayaab

An exhibition celebrating the best of Indian weaves – Nayaab

19 designers showcasing wonders of Indian textiles curated by Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao Nayaab


An exhibition celebrating the best of Indian weaves at The Lodhi, New Delhi, Nayaab is an endeavour to showcase the finest textile traditions of India. Celebrating its second edition, Nayaab strives for brilliance and believes in celebrating the best of Indian weaves and highlighting the edge of design and skill.


The recent edition of Nayaab aspired to embody the traditions of the Indian textile heritage and epitomize the stories of the countless hands that have worked to create the textile masterpieces. With textiles ranging from a variety of silk, to cottons, linens and select pieces made out of jute, the initiative aimed at treasuring the heritage of ancient Indian handicrafts and artisans.


Curators Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao showcased a wide selection of traditional weaves from around the country encapsulating the aesthetic sensibilities of endowed designers presenting the phenomenal work of Indian textiles fused with modern fashion. With this unique idea, they aimed to promote the excellence and one of a kind extraordinary talent available throughout the country. The three day exhibition showcased uniquely designed high end couture pieces created by talented designers using traditional Indian techniques.


Commenting on the occasion curators Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao said “Our pursuit is to promote the excellence and creativity of designers and bring the finest work from the textile heritage of India. The idea behind is to bring exceptional work not available in the market otherwise and bridge this gap between the makers and users. We aim to create an exceptional exhibition to promote excellence in textile and are anticipating great response with an aim to grow each year.”

The exhibition  showcased the exceptional collection featuringAkaaro, Bodhi, Divyam Mehta, Eka, En Inde, Flora for Fauna, Gaurang Shah, Indian Textiles, Kashmir Loom, Kora, Monapali, Péro, Raw Mango, Sahar Mahjabeen Hasan, Sunita Shanker, Swati Khalsi, Vriksh Odisha Sarees, Vrisa by Rahul & Shikha and Weavers Studio Kolkata.


Covered by Team Members: Vanshika Rathore & Mahima Satpathy