Designer Paulami Saha graduated from the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) with specialization in craft. She has always been creatively inclined, probably because of her genes. Her father, an electronic engineer, was always artistic by nature; the father-daughter duo would often work together on various craft projects for days. Being a home maker, Paulami’s mother always ensured that things they could not afford were available to them, by sewing, embroidering or making them herself. Later, because of her keen interest she also pursued a course in designing.
Originally from West Bangal, Paulami was brought up in Delhi. However, both her parents having ancestral homes and strong ties to West Bengal always included it’s culture in their lives. Her visits to Kolkatta increased after her marriage to a Bangali speaking Punjabi, brought up in Kolkatta. Paulami’s passion for crafts mixed with her quest to go back to her roots produced her label PAULAMI. Merging the lines of modern design with Indian artistry, here are a few of her designs featuring the traditional Kantha work from Bengal:
Paulami’s designs will be launched at the Design Fair at Kisan Haat, Natures Bazaar-Dastkar Delhi from 24 Jan to 2 Feb, 2014.