Gurgaon, Harayana. India
A student of National Institute of Fashion Technology, India with a Master's degree from the Creative Academy, Milan, Italy, Himani worked under the mentorship of Mr. Giampiero Bodino, the Creative Director of Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA, Gen?ve. She has worked for international names like Cartier, Ralph Lauren, Jeager le Coutlre, Piaget & Mont Blanc. She also has wide experience with UNDP, FICCI and MMTC, India.
Born in a family of chief advisors to Maratha kings, Himani had an early
exposure to all the cultural regalia. She spent a large chunk of her childhood in her ancestral town of southern Maharashtra, India climbing trees, milking buffaloes, making dung cakes, ploughing fields and sowing memories.
Chicory Chai was founded with a sole intention of telling these stories as an ode to the roots she is so attached to. It's her way of guarding that legacy, far away from it.
Materials: Brass, copper, agate, acrylic colors, varnish
Dimensions: 6" x 8"
This neck piece belongs to the 'Bridge on the pond' collection. Made by using saw fret, the surface is then embellished with patina and acrylic colors to bring in iridescence of water.
Photo credit: Neeraj