March 27, 2010 6:44:47 pm
Satya Paul The Art of Tarot collection,gives you an opportunity to wrap yourself in a world of mysticism and magic. Designer Puneet Nanda brings forth the tarot history by designing beautiful & intriguing pieces of art. He has had an interest in the subject since his youth,having been blessed by Osho and recently by Sadhguru J. Vasudeva,he understands the context and use of the tarot as a means to discover facets of ones own being.
Sometime in the fifteenth century,in northern Italy,the first sets of tarot cards were created. Centuries later,devotees of the occult arts in Europe encountered the tarot and saw mystical and magical meaning in the symbolism of the cards. Since then it has fascinated soothsayers and occultists and has been accepted universally.
Taking inspiration from the same,the collection is a mix of Indian and indo-western garments,keeping in mind the sensibility of todays woman! Puneet chose a set of 15 cards (out of the 78) and decided to create the first of many editions to be released as the collection. Prints rule the collection,with each outfit signifying these cards in the most imaginative and beautiful fashion.
The fabrics for the collection have been woven to bring out the elegance and shine effervescently to hint towards the multi-layered print and embroidered effects that have been created. They are multi-media pieces of art in their own right.
The colors of the collection are taken from the cards themselves and run the gamut from soft muted tones to bright vivid ones. There are metallic effects and matt effects created by modern techniques of fabric treatments.
The materials used range from the simple sequins to exotic stones and crystal sourced from around the world. The surface textures with a closer eye would reveal just as the cards reveal numerous hidden meanings.
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