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HIGHLIGHT

A VINTAGE THREAD






The creative journey of
Chinar Farooqui,
Jaipur-based textile designer,
founder of Injiri





The Creative Journey of Chinar Farooqui, Founder of Injiri
On a piece of paper, Chinar Farooqui illustrates her impressions of recent journeys. The colors, lines, shapes, lighting, and shadows all materialize onto the surface from vivid images in her mind. She then takes her work to the weavers’ houses. Using traditional textiles as references for techniques, she develops textile patterns side by side with skilled weavers on their wooden looms.

For Farooqui’s label Injiri, everything begins with textile design. Instead of searching for fabrics on the market, Farooqui always makes her own fabrics from scratch. Patterns and styles first take shape on the traditional hand looms, and from then on, she cuts her textiles into garments and home goods.

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The Creative Journey of Chinar Farooqui, Founder of Injiri
Farooqui’s love towards handwoven textiles comes with a deep appreciation for vintage aesthetics. Folk costumes and textiles in Jaipur greatly influence her work, so did traditional European work clothing and designs from Morocco and Turkey. At one point, she spent days in a museum in Birmingham to study smocks from the Victorian era. From her viewpoint, there is a common thread which links the methods in which folk costumes were cut, sewn, and used around the world.

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A Vintage Thread: The Creative Journey of Chinar Farooqui

I am most inspired by vintage aesthetics,
in the way traditional people used textiles
and the way they sew their garments.

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The Creative Journey of Chinar Farooqui, Founder of Injiri
Such a rich heritage has translated into the subtle delicacy and rustic minimalism that make Injiri stand out from the crowd. The woven stripes and checkers, embellished with embroideries and trimmed with mini tassels, form a unique, poetic rhythm that resonates harmoniously with the lifestyles of urbanites today.

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The Creative Journey of Chinar Farooqui, Founder of Injiri
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Words: MINZUU   Photos: INJIRI