The world of textiles has been my passion since childhood. Even as a lively and hyperactive little girl, I found solace in embroidering, cutting up cloth, and sewing. A significant memory from my early years involves being surrounded by stacks of Madras Checks swatches in my uncle's house in Chennai. The colors, smells, and textures left a lasting impression on me.
Growing up, my mother, a math teacher, wasn't particularly attached to textiles, but she wore exquisite handlooms daily. I vividly remember my frustration when precious zari saris were given away, including a green Banarasi sari with a mustard border. The thought that it vanished from my life forever still breaks my heart.
Despite societal norms restricting girls like me from going out alone, I dragged my mother to exhibitions and handloom stores to satisfy my love for textiles. I enrolled in embroidery classes at Bal Bhavan during holidays, and my dad supported my interest by getting me books on stitching and embroidery.
While my upper-middle-class family emphasized education, I drew the line when they insisted I pursue a chartered accountancy degree. Instead, I followed my passion and ventured into designing garments. The first shop, Threads and Needles, in Srinagar Colony, evolved into Srishtie, where I customized clothes for a loyal clientele.
Srishtie underwent changes before transforming into Studio Rama. The brand proudly showcases strictly handmade, handloom pieces, each one unique. Asked about my style, I consider myself a traditionalist who prefers Indian clothing, especially the sari. My philosophy revolves around vibrant, authentic handlooms designed for the modern woman deeply connected to her past and future.
Welcome to STUDIO RAMA, where you'll find genuine handloom pieces that are comfortable, stylish, and a reflection of timeless traditions.