Shakti Style

Hubbell, Leesa
October 1999
Surface Design Journal;Fall99, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p8
Trade Publication
The article features John Panikar and Kinnari Panikar and their textile designs in New York. The couple had paid respect for the preservation of Indian culture as well as architectural works. They also became involved in the heritage movement to prevent the destruction of the walled city that encloses clusters of the houses. The stability and structure of orthodox Hindu upbringing in Ahmedabad, India has given Kinnari the strength and courage to live a very unorthodox Hindu woman's life. Kinnari's research concerns gave to a year of social service as she encountered the poverty and prejudice that barred tribes of mushru-weaving untouchables from water, medicine and education.


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