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Vastra Shobha: Fashion extravaganza in Delhi

Vastra Shobha, an exhibition of antique textiles begins today in the capital

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Shobha Deepak Singh (left) and A painting on sale
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Shobha Deepak Singh, the director of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra is holding her exhibition of antique textiles — Vastra Shobha — in Delhi from today. The Padmashri awardee has been holding the exhibition twice every year, for the past 25 years, and the event is much-looked-forward-to among the capital’s fashionistas. With over 30 years of experience in the fields of costume design, direction, choreography and management of arts, Shobha also runs an exclusive boutique ‘Vastra Shobha’ comprising heritage and exclusive saris, borders and stoles and veils and this exhibition, showcases the best of their designs. 

Expect to come across a wide variety of beautiful Silks, Ikats, Patolas and Banarasi saris, as well as a range of colourful dupattas at the exhibition. There will also be a collection of antique borders on display. Some of the textiles are almost 100 years old and Shobha takes great care to restore them. With a discerning eye for quality and authenticity, she makes sure every article of clothing is a collector’s item.


Feroze Gujral in an antique sari

Vastra Shobha starts today and culminates on December 15, at Kendra Art Gallery, 1 Copernicus Marg, New Delhi

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