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Exhortation of the Dawn

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“Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn! Look to this Day!
For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all the Verities and Realities of your Existence.
The Bliss of Growth, The Glory of Action, The Splendor of Beauty; For Yesterday is but a Dream, And To-morrow is only a Vision; But To-day well lived makes Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.
Look well therefore to this Day! Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!”
(Kalidasa – Indian sanskrit poet and dramatist, 5th century ad)

Since several seasons I take most of the pictures of our collections on the upper terrace which is on the top of our office in Varanasi (Benaras) in front of this amazing wall which keeps traces of each monsoon and which is magnified by a natural light.
Those fashion photographies are not as simple as they pretend to be, each is dwelling with a real social work.
Among the many people involved there, Anand who is modeling for our catalogue since the begining of the company is escaping for a while his tough condition of boatman on the Ganges and, using his dark colour skin complexion breaks a social taboo in India.
The fabric of this tablecloth is in pure linen, it involves handloom weavers of Varanasi struggling with their workshops and the embroidery inspired by the Mughal style is done in our workshop.

RED HALO is a collection of household linen based in Benaras (Varanasi – India) providing work to people who were living with difficulties and education to children.
(Copying those products is against this social work)

(Tablecloth style “Jaisalmer” – 180 x 300 – 100% Linen – Col. Slate/Licorice – Collection RED HALO)

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{New RED HALO shop at HOTEL SURYA ( S-20/51A-5,THE MALL ROAD,CANTONMENT) in VARANASI
with the latest collections}
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Foolish Delights

Posted in 3 - RED HALO with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2011 by designldg

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The use of any work without consent of the artist is PROHIBITED and will lead automatically to consequences.

“If the rose at noon has lost the beauty it had at dawn, the beauty it had then was real.
Nothing in the world is permanent,and we’re foolish when we ask for anything to last.
But surelywe’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while wehave it.”
(From “The Razor’s Edge” by W. Somerset Maugham)

Since several seasons I take most of the pictures of our collections on the upper terrace which is on the top of our office in Varanasi (Benaras) in front of this amazing wall which keeps traces of each monsoon and which is magnified by a natural light.
Those fashion photographies are not as simple as they pretend to be, each is dwelling with a real social work.
Among the many people involved there, Anand who is modeling for our catalogue since the begining of the company is escaping for a while his tough condition of boatman on the Ganges and, using his dark colour skin complexion breaks a social taboo in India.
The fabric of this tablecloth is in pure linen, it involves handloom weavers of Varanasi struggling with their workshops and the embroidery inspired by the Mughal style is done in our workshop.

RED HALO is a collection of household linen based in Benaras (Varanasi – India) providing work to people who were living with difficulties and education to children.
(Copying those products is against this social work)

(Tablecloth style “Jaisalmer” – 180 x 180 – 100% Linen – Col. Pearl/Whisper – Collection RED HALO)

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{New RED HALO shop at HOTEL SURYA ( S-20/51A-5,THE MALL ROAD,CANTONMENT) in VARANASI with the latest collections}
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“Like” the RED HALO page on Facebook and join this amazing human adventure in Varanasi,www.facebook.com/redhalo.in

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Down in the Depths

Posted in 3 - RED HALO with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2011 by designldg

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“…And here am I
Facing tomorrow
Alone with my sorrow
Down in the depths on the ninetieth floor…”
(From “Down In The Depths” by Cole Porter – Red, Hot And Blue” (1936)

Since several seasons I take most of the pictures of our collections on the upper terrace which is on the top of our office in Varanasi (Benaras) in front of this amazing wall which keeps traces of each monsoon and which is magnified by a natural light.
Those fashion photographies are not as simple as they pretend to be, each is dwelling with a real social work.
Among the many people involved there, Anand who is modeling for our catalogue since the begining of the company is escaping for a while his tough condition of boatman on the Ganges and, using his dark colour skin complexion breaks a social taboo in India.
The fabric of this tablecloth is in pure linen, it involves handloom weavers of Varanasi struggling with their workshops and the embroidery inspired by the Mughal style is done in our workshop.

RED HALO is a collection of household linen based in Benaras (Varanasi – India) providing work to people who were living with difficulties and education to children.
(Copying those products is against this social work)
(Tablecloth style “Taj Mahal” – 180 x 180 – 100% Linen – Col. Walnut – Collection RED HALO)

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{Opening of a new RED HALO shop at HOTEL SURYA ( S-20/51A-5,THE MALL ROAD,CANTONMENT) in VARANASI with the latest collections}
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Raksha to ward off evil influences

Posted in 3 - RED HALO, Corporeality with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2009 by designldg

Raksha to ward off evil influences

 

Every human being desires for supreme protection and freedom from obstacles. 
The ritual of Kankan Bandhan symbolises a divine promise for protection. 
Before any auspicious deed, a red and yellow, holy thread known as raksha (nada chhadi), is tied on the participant’s wrist, right wrist for a man and left wrist for a woman. 
The priest then prays for him : “O Bhagwan (God), protect him from obstacles and guard him from evil influences. Grant him long life and bless him with the fruits of good deeds.”
The cotton threads are always coloured red or saffron to signify the purification of flames.

I shot this picture in the little akhara (gym) which is at Scindia ghat along the Ganges and at sunrise the reflection of the sun in the holy waters allows to have a great natural light.

Manish is a young pehlwan (Indian wrestler) who comes here often before sunrise, he wanted to be in our catalogue and, among several pictures that I selected, this is a close-up of his hand.

The tablecloth in the background is from The RED HALO collection and it is made of pure linen with Aari embroidery.
Aari is a minute chain stitch done by a hook which is an adaptation of the cobbler’s awl, it is a very delicate and floral style of embroidery, influenced by Moghul designs.