|Nimboo Pani Range |
I have always known the brand Kilol, but I wasn't aware of the lovely, inspiring story behind it...and when I learnt about it, I had to share it with you. Did you know Mamta Mangsinka the well-known founder of Kilol began operations from a garage in Indore with a single printing table? She was passionate about design, and started printing on Maheshwari saris in a way no-one had tried before..and gradually went on to create Kilol's unique signature style of combining hand-woven borders with hand block printed designs. That was way back in 1986. Kilol now has a retail presence in several Indian cities. Mamta operates from her set-up in Jaipur.
Mamta was kind enough to take time off her busy schedule and email me some pics of her recent work, and here they are.
|Block printing in progress|
|Hati Chapa range|
|Haldi Kum Kum Range|
I am so inspired by stories like this. People like Mamta begin simply, with hardly any resources, but with a strong passion, belief in one's abilities, maybe a hope and a prayer. Here's to all you beautiful women who have hopes of realizing your dreams. Just believe in yourself...and take that first step!
Hop over to Kilol's website - I love the way it has been designed!
Labels: block print, Jaipur, Kilol, Mamta Mangsinka