VETIVER | खस
There is a growing tendency among humans
to crave for a connection with nature in urban environments and for the sensorial experience
of interacting with its elements. The sense of smell is a powerful catalyst to trigger memories and feelings of comfort, calmness and familiarity in spaces. Integrating materials and aroma through interactive textiles as a medium to
create an escape from the complex lifestyles
we live in and to allow us to reconnect with
nature indoors. ‘Familiar Fragrances’ plays
with the idea of visually depicting scents and
their characteristics through colour, texture
The layered, grounding, woody scent of the first rains hitting the parched summer earth. The roots of Vetiver, a perennial bunch grass native to India, releases a complex aroma and a natural cooling effect when activated with water. Bringing Vetiver into urban spaces by taming its wildness through embroidery and introducing a sense of delicateness and fragility, while retaining its natural earthiness.
Dimensions: 52” x 76"
Vetiver roots, cotton
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