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Pankha Jacket Fullbody

The Legend

PANKHA

The pankha, or hand fan, originated in ancient times in India, China, and Egypt. Both functional and ceremonial, the pankha of India appears in many different forms, using a variety of materials from all across the country. Textile Designer Suneetha Bhaavana’s cascade of fans has been created using techniques of silk-on-silk origami, needle felting, and touches of beadwork. Her work is showcased in vibrant folds of embroidered silk, and further complemented by American jewelry artist Ronda Terry’s hand-forged jeweled button of shaped and enameled metal discs.

Flutter, Flutter, Flutter

 

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 Bhavanna, SuKaz fiber artist, Pankha 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 see more of Suneetha’s work Click Here


    Ronda Terry, SuKaz artist Pankha Jacket Button Closeup

    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

Style

Art Panel

Buttons

Ronda Terry

Main Fabric

100% 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.

PANKHA

The pankha, or hand fan, originated in ancient times in India, China, and Egypt. Both functional and ceremonial, the pankha of India appears in many different forms, using a variety of materials from all across the country. Textile Designer Suneetha Bhaavana’s cascade of fans has been created using techniques of silk-on-silk origami, needle felting, and touches of beadwork. Her work is showcased in vibrant folds of embroidered silk, and further complemented by American jewelry artist Ronda Terry’s hand-forged jeweled button of shaped and enameled metal discs.

Flutter, Flutter, Flutter

 

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 Bhavanna, SuKaz fiber artist, Pankha 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 see more of Suneetha’s work Click Here


    Ronda Terry, SuKaz artist Pankha Jacket Button Closeup

    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

Style

Art Panel

Buttons

Ronda Terry

Main Fabric

100% 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.

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