Desi Prints – Yay or Nay?
South Asian countries are the most famous ones when it comes to a rich cultural heritage. India is one of them. Flourishing on the land of amazing art and craft values, our traditions are famous for its uniqueness worldwide.
They say that every society thrives on its cultural values and that we should leave no stone unturned to keep our heritage alive. With this being said, today we’re going to discuss whether the amazing handcraft and fabric prints should be incorporated in today’s era of modern dressing or not!
India’s cultural prints and weaves are its identity, not just domestically but internationally as well. With amazing “Fabric Arts and Craft” like Bandhani, the amazing tie-dye print and Patola, Batik, Kalamkari, Ikat, Ajrak, Silver Leaf Work, Dabu print, Bagru print, Bagh print and more, can we even give up our heritage?
International brands always try to steal our thunder by incorporating our traditional designs into their latest fashion lines and manage to steal the credit somehow. If they can modernize our prints and our cultural, why are we so readily available to let our identity go, just for the sake of wearing some jeans and a t- shirt?
We can always incorporate our cultural prints into modern clothing. Imagine having an Ajrak printed t-shirt with that amazingly compliments your new pair of jeans, I mean, WOW! Ask your mom for a suggestion when it comes to blending desi prints into your wardrobe. Overall, for us and for the rich cultural heritage that our history is carrying, desi prints are purely a “yay”.