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The Legend

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The significance of the paisley symbol in Indian culture dates back to a time when illiterate village people communicated the approach of harvest time by coating the side of a clenched fist in ink and stamping it in public places. The resulting shape of a twisted tear drop became more elaborate over time and was adapted into popular culture, and got its name from, the Scottish town of Paisley, a textile center where paisley designs were produced. Said to one of the most recognized patterns in the world, the paisley is brought to a new level in the skilled hands of Textile Designer Suneetha/Bhaavana. Using multiple techniques of ribbon embroidery and one-stitch french knotting to complete the design, the motif is highlighted with an intricately embroidered braid and pompom. Jewelry designer Ronda Terry’s jewel-like button of kiln-fired dichroic glass adds the perfect finishing touch.

Pamper Me Please, Pepper Me With Paisley . . .

 

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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

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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 see more of Suneetha’s work Click Here


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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 see more of Ronda’s work Click Here

The Details

Size

Small

Style

The Lindy

Art Panel

Suneetha/Bhaavana

Buttons

Ronda Terry

Main Fabric

40% Acetate, 40% Metallic, 20% Silk

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.

MANKOLAM

The significance of the paisley symbol in Indian culture dates back to a time when illiterate village people communicated the approach of harvest time by coating the side of a clenched fist in ink and stamping it in public places. The resulting shape of a twisted tear drop became more elaborate over time and was adapted into popular culture, and got its name from, the Scottish town of Paisley, a textile center where paisley designs were produced. Said to one of the most recognized patterns in the world, the paisley is brought to a new level in the skilled hands of Textile Designer Suneetha/Bhaavana. Using multiple techniques of ribbon embroidery and one-stitch french knotting to complete the design, the motif is highlighted with an intricately embroidered braid and pompom. Jewelry designer Ronda Terry’s jewel-like button of kiln-fired dichroic glass adds the perfect finishing touch.

Pamper Me Please, Pepper Me With Paisley . . .

 

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

Mankolam Button jacket panel collage

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 see more of Suneetha’s work Click Here


Mankolam Button jackets button collage

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 see more of Ronda’s work Click Here

Size

Small

Style

The Lindy

Art Panel

Suneetha/Bhaavana

Buttons

Ronda Terry

Main Fabric

40% Acetate, 40% Metallic, 20% Silk

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.