Today is the 378th Madras Day and I am celebrating with jewelry. I am so excited to showcase the launch of my new FW17-18 Collection “Patinam” that is inspired by Chennai or Madras as it was once known. I have worked really hard on it and I hope you would find it interesting.
Pattanam or Pattinam means City; it refers to Chennai city and is the short form of Chennapattinam. It is the city that modernises people by blending together different ideas, beliefs and traditions.
Patinam collection of Jewelry
Patinam is a collection of handmade jewellery by Sayuri that is inspired by the sights, sounds, culture, and the people of Chennai. It is Chennai as seen through the eyes of a student who moves to the city and is enamoured by both its past and present. It is an attempt to look holistically at the city which is a potpourri of various cultures through the medium that is jewellery.
Materials and Forms
The collection combines Kemp components, palm leaf beads, glass beads, embroidered ribbons, and yards of silk and cotton. The real Madras handkerchief checks and Chintz of the Coromandel coast come alive as hand painted metal necklaces. Restored prints and illustrations of the Chennapatnam fort, the Marundeeshwar temple, the Chepauk Palace, the Mylapore temple, Sir Thomas Monroe, and Rukmini Devi Arundale find an important place in the collection. Made up of necklaces, bangles, and earrings, this mixed media collection attempts to portray the resplendence of Chennai in the form of wearable art.
Celebrating Madras week
Patinam is inspired by the Past and present of Chennai. It is a Collection that has been created as a homage to Chennai during the Madras week. The collection will be launched during the Madras Week celebrations.
The Exhibition Cum sale would be at
The Press Institute of India, next to Asian College of Journalism, Taramani
On 25th August from 4:30 PM to 5 PM.
My Presentation time is from 4:30PM to 5 PM but the exhibit will be available for viewing till 6PM. I request patrons to come by 4:30PM giving me a chance to tell you more about the Collection. It would be followed by a talk by Mrs. Sreemathy Mohan on Textiles of the Coromandel coast at 5PM.
If you are in Chennai, I would love for you to come say hello and take a look at the goodies and yes ofcourse Buy them!! The collection is available for online viewing here on the Patinam Portfolio page. New pieces are being added everyday. Email me to order them
Sendhamizh pesum patinam!
Happy Madras Day!
I hope you found it interesting