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Gajamu Jacket Fullbody

The Legend

GAJAMU

The Elephant Festival Jaipur is India’s annual tribute to the mighty pachyderm, or “gajamu” in Telugu. Long revered in Indian culture, the star of the show is washed, groomed, painted, and adorned. Textile Designer Suneetha/Bhaavana combines techniques of hand stitching, beading, needle felt and appliqué to capture the spirit of the festive parade. The scene is complemented by jewelry designer Ronda Terry’s dichroic glass button.

Don’t Rain On My Parade . . .

 

For more information or to purchase this jacket, please inquire


 

The Designer

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Susan Hollingsworth

Susan Hollingsworth has always had a knack for storytelling. Her years spent living in countries from Europe to Asia introduced her to the ancient practice of fiber art and the techniques that women used to create visual stories – with thread and fabric – passed down to them from their ancestors. During a stint in London, she studied pattern making from the Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, which became the catalyst for SuKaz jackets. Rather than pen and paper, Susan designs wearable pieces of art, each one telling a unique story through the hands of skilled artisans from cultures around the globe.

To read more about Susan Hollingsworth

The Art

Suneetha/Bhaavana SuKaz fiber jacket artist, Gajamu jacket panel

Suneetha/Bhavaana

The Sukaz Art Panels of India include a wealth of textile art techniques evoking a brilliance of color and the depths of mystery in the Indian culture. In collaboration with Sukaz, stories are spun to vivid life by the skillful artistry of Suneetha/Bhaavana’s applique, silk origami, and needlefelt and further enhanced with touches of beading, applique, and braiding.

To read more about Suneetha/Bhaavana Click Here


    Ronda Terry SuKaz button jacket artist, Gajamu jacket button

    Ronda Terry

    Multi- talented jewelry artist Ronda Terry works magic in her Michigan studio, conjuring delicacy and beauty from bits of rough metal, raw gemstones, and broken glass. Each of her exquisite creations is forged using caustic chemicals, 1500 degree heat, and a master’s hand. Ronda fashions a range of jewelry, dichroic glass tile, and buttons using techniques of kiln firing, enameling, casting and etching. And each brings its own brand of magic to a Sukaz jacket.

    To read more about Ronda Terry Click Here

The Details

Size

Style

Art Panel

Suneetha/Bhaavana

Buttons

Ronda Terry

Main Fabric

100% Silk

Lace Fabric

60% Rayon, 40% Nylon

Lining Fabric

100% Silk

Art Panel Fabric

100% Silk

Care & Cleaning

Every jacket is a wearable work of art and should be handled with care. Custom hand clean only by a certified professional dry cleaning specialist.

GAJAMU

The Elephant Festival Jaipur is India’s annual tribute to the mighty pachyderm, or “gajamu” in Telugu. Long revered in Indian culture, the star of the show is washed, groomed, painted, and adorned. Textile Designer Suneetha/Bhaavana combines techniques of hand stitching, beading, needle felt and appliqué to capture the spirit of the festive parade. The scene is complemented by jewelry designer Ronda Terry’s dichroic glass button.

Don’t Rain On My Parade . . .

 

For more information or to purchase this jacket, please inquire


 

Image 2

Susan Hollingsworth

Susan Hollingsworth has always had a knack for storytelling. Her years spent living in countries from Europe to Asia introduced her to the ancient practice of fiber art and the techniques that women used to create visual stories – with thread and fabric – passed down to them from their ancestors. During a stint in London, she studied pattern making from the Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, which became the catalyst for SuKaz jackets. Rather than pen and paper, Susan designs wearable pieces of art, each one telling a unique story through the hands of skilled artisans from cultures around the globe.

To read more about Susan Hollingsworth

Suneetha/Bhaavana SuKaz fiber jacket artist, Gajamu jacket panel

Suneetha/Bhavaana

The Sukaz Art Panels of India include a wealth of textile art techniques evoking a brilliance of color and the depths of mystery in the Indian culture. In collaboration with Sukaz, stories are spun to vivid life by the skillful artistry of Suneetha/Bhaavana’s applique, silk origami, and needlefelt and further enhanced with touches of beading, applique, and braiding.

To read more about Suneetha/Bhaavana Click Here


    Ronda Terry SuKaz button jacket artist, Gajamu jacket button

    Ronda Terry

    Multi- talented jewelry artist Ronda Terry works magic in her Michigan studio, conjuring delicacy and beauty from bits of rough metal, raw gemstones, and broken glass. Each of her exquisite creations is forged using caustic chemicals, 1500 degree heat, and a master’s hand. Ronda fashions a range of jewelry, dichroic glass tile, and buttons using techniques of kiln firing, enameling, casting and etching. And each brings its own brand of magic to a Sukaz jacket.

    To read more about Ronda Terry Click Here

Size

Style

Art Panel

Suneetha/Bhaavana

Buttons

Ronda Terry

Main Fabric

100% Silk

Lace Fabric

60% Rayon, 40% Nylon

Lining Fabric

100% Silk

Art Panel Fabric

100% Silk

Care & Cleaning

Every jacket is a wearable work of art and should be handled with care. Custom hand clean only by a certified professional dry cleaning specialist.

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